Taylor Kitsch, who had a rough time in 2012 with both John Carter and Battleship under-performing, has entered talks to join the horror-thriller Exit 147. Bloody Disgusting claims that the actor is being sought for the lead role of a town sheriff.
Here’s the scoop:
Bloody has exclusive word that Kitsch is attached to topline Exit 147, which is to be directed by Julian Jarrold.
From a screenplay by Travis Milloy (Pandorum), the horror-thriller is about a man driving across the desert at night who is arrested by a small town sheriff (Kitsch) and held captive as part of his own sadistic game.
Jarrold is best known for directing Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974.
No release date has been announced yet, but with an intriguing premise that sounds like Wolf Creek meets Joyride, expect to hear plenty more about Exit 147 in the near future.