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Taylor Kitsch to play a sadistic sheriff in Exit 147

Feb. 21, 2013by: Jesse Giroux
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2012 was not kind to Taylor Kitsch. You can argue that BATTLESHIP and JOHN CARTER weren't complete failures (when you take in to account their worldwide totals) but I'm sure they haven't given Kitsch's career the boost one normally would get from staring in two big budget films. He's a decent actor and the problems with those movies weren't necessarily his fault, so I'm glad to see he's got some more work coming up.

Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive that Taylor Kitsch has signed on to star in a new serial killer movie from Mandalay Vision called EXIT 147. The screenplay is by Travis Milloy (PANDORUM) and will be directed by Julian Jarrold (KINKY BOOTS, '1974' in the television series Red Riding.) 

So what's it about?

A man driving across the desert at night who is arrested by a small town sheriff and held captive as part of his own sadistic game.

Taylor Kitsch will be playing the sheriff but there isn't any other casting at this time.

I think PANDORUM is very underrated and Julian Jarrold is a solid director so maybe this will be the true "break out" Kitsch needs after the hell he had in 2012.

 

Extra Tidbit: Can Taylor Kitsch pull of playing a sadistic sheriff? He's got a baby face but Casey Affleck pulled it off for THE KILLER INSIDE ME.

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2:41PM on 02/21/2013

he's deft a good actor...

but battleship and john carter were just CGI wastes of boring time. I kno for sure he'll do a good job in this role.
but battleship and john carter were just CGI wastes of boring time. I kno for sure he'll do a good job in this role.
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2:07PM on 02/21/2013
I will always sticks up for Tim Riggins. I liked him in Savages and didn't mind John Carter. I look forward to Lone Survivor, which I hope will release its release date soon.
I will always sticks up for Tim Riggins. I liked him in Savages and didn't mind John Carter. I look forward to Lone Survivor, which I hope will release its release date soon.
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11:43AM on 02/21/2013
Kitsch is a solid actor and it sucks that he had a crappy year according to most people. I for one loved every minute of John Carter and thought that the marketing for it was its big downfall. I also loved Savages and thought that he was one of the many best parts of the film. He also made a very good charismatic Gambit, even though he wouldn't be my first choice for the character. I would also be fine with him returning for the new X-Men films to reprise Gambit again.

He has a bright solid
Kitsch is a solid actor and it sucks that he had a crappy year according to most people. I for one loved every minute of John Carter and thought that the marketing for it was its big downfall. I also loved Savages and thought that he was one of the many best parts of the film. He also made a very good charismatic Gambit, even though he wouldn't be my first choice for the character. I would also be fine with him returning for the new X-Men films to reprise Gambit again.

He has a bright solid future ahead of him. As long as he keeps making quality, fun films I will be there to watch.
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12:40PM on 02/21/2013
Amen to that!
Amen to that!
10:19AM on 02/21/2013
I'll stick up for John Carter any chance I get. Good flick.

Its the only time I've seen this guy act. Seems decent w potential.
I'll stick up for John Carter any chance I get. Good flick.

Its the only time I've seen this guy act. Seems decent w potential.
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10:00AM on 02/21/2013
Kitsch deserves a big break. It's just too darn bad that John Carter (surprisingly entertaining) and Battleship (pure popcorn fun) sunk (pun intended). I blame bad marketing. The new role sounds like a big departure from what Kitsch usually does but this might give him a big break.
Kitsch deserves a big break. It's just too darn bad that John Carter (surprisingly entertaining) and Battleship (pure popcorn fun) sunk (pun intended). I blame bad marketing. The new role sounds like a big departure from what Kitsch usually does but this might give him a big break.
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9:47AM on 02/21/2013

Good

John Carter's marketing was terrible, the movie was actually pretty damn good and the DVD sales I believe we're solid for it. He's was good in it as well. Battleship was just dumb entertainment and his other movie Savages he was easily one of the best if not the best thing about that movie as he was a badass.

This sounds pretty interesting as it's a departure from what he usually does. I'll check it out. He's also got Lone Survivor coming out as well, which he'll be a side character but
John Carter's marketing was terrible, the movie was actually pretty damn good and the DVD sales I believe we're solid for it. He's was good in it as well. Battleship was just dumb entertainment and his other movie Savages he was easily one of the best if not the best thing about that movie as he was a badass.

This sounds pretty interesting as it's a departure from what he usually does. I'll check it out. He's also got Lone Survivor coming out as well, which he'll be a side character but still it's a good start.
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10:29AM on 02/21/2013
I loved John Carter, and knows Taylor since Friday night lights. I even liked his Gambit on Origins. So I hope he keeps finding new and different proyects to show his skills.
He worked on Savages and has that Lone Survivor movie with Ben Foster and co. so he will be fine
I loved John Carter, and knows Taylor since Friday night lights. I even liked his Gambit on Origins. So I hope he keeps finding new and different proyects to show his skills.
He worked on Savages and has that Lone Survivor movie with Ben Foster and co. so he will be fine
10:41AM on 02/21/2013
I agree completely with you. I first saw him on FNL and thought Riggins was one of the better characters on TV.

John Carter was really good. Savages was good up until the ending, but he was definitely fantastic in it. I'm a fan of his and I'm excited to see him do more stuff.
I agree completely with you. I first saw him on FNL and thought Riggins was one of the better characters on TV.

John Carter was really good. Savages was good up until the ending, but he was definitely fantastic in it. I'm a fan of his and I'm excited to see him do more stuff.