According to Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Phillippe, fresh off his success in Crash, is currently in negotiations to star in the film Stop-Loss, to be directed by Kimberly Peirce, who also helmed Boys Don’t Cry, which won Hillary Swank an Oscar and co-star Chloe Sevigny an Oscar nod.
Stop-Loss is about a soldier (played by Phillippe) who returns home to Texas, only to be called to duty again in Iraq through the military’s “stop-loss” guidelines. Drama unfolds when the soldier refuses to return to battle. Abbie Cornish (A Good Year) is set to play the female lead in the film, and Paramount is apparently looking a late-summer start date, with a release in 2007. Channing Tatum (Step Up, She’s the Man) is also attached to the project.