Ryan Phillippe to Direct Himself

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Actor Ryan Phillippe attends the 10th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2011 Getty Images

Ryan Phillippe had originally planned to spend the next few months preparing for his lead role on the new CBS series Golden Boy, but he got cold feet about the commitment to TV and ankled the gig. Now, he's doubling down on film: Variety reports that Phillippe will make his directorial debut with the thriller Shreveport, where he'll play a "fading movie star" who's kidnapped and tortured while shooting a low-budget film in Shreveport, where Shreveport will film. Got that?