Taylor Kitsch to Star in, Direct Crime Drama ‘Pieces’

Taylor Kitsch Starring in, Directing Crime
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Taylor Kitsch will produce, direct, write and star in the indie crime drama “Pieces,” based on his short film of the same name.

Besides Kitsch, producers are Peter Berg through his Film44 company; Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett Furla Oasis Films; Tim Sullivan and Tony Callie.

Kitsch premiered the short film at the 2014 Palm Springs International ShortFest. He played a man facing a massive gambling debt, forcing his best friend (played by Josh Pence) to navigate through the underworld in order to save him. The feature will follow three best friends in Detroit whose lives are forever changed when they intercept a drug run.

Berg directed the movie “Friday Night Lights” and then developed the NBC series of the same name, on which Kitsch starred as Tim Riggins for the five-season run. Berg and Kitsch also collaborated on the movies “Battleship” and “Lone Survivor,” on which Emmett was a producer.

Kitsch’s other credits include “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Battleship,” “John Carter” and “Savages.” He also starred in the second season of the HBO series “True Detective” and in HBO’s “The Normal Heart.” He is repped by CAA.

Berg directed the upcoming “Deepwater Horizon,” starring Mark Wahlberg, for Lionsgate.

See a trailer for the short film below:

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. Bill B. says:

    I like him, but he does seem to be in a lot of bad movies and in much need of a comb.

  2. Ileam G. says:

    It bothers me that his voice tries to pretend someone else. He always does that. It is bad bad actor.

  3. JW says:

    It makes me laugh the actor. Rachel helps you hahaha. Three years it takes your welcome to make a story, more of the same. With so many better things in the world to do. Porn movies on if you do well.

  4. Mark says:

    HA! The “star” of the BIGGEST flop in hollywood, john carter, who has the personality of wet cardboard, directing? Good one. I guess the only good thing is it’s not being directed by the guy who wrote and directed the flop john carter.

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