Ryan Phillippe did a few genre projects as he was coming up the Hollywood ladder – Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (1995), The Outer Limits: Stright and Narrow (1996), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) – and is now playing his first adult role in a horror movie, Wish Upon.
In a new featurette released today by Broad Green Pictures, Phillippe talks about why he wanted to take on the role.
See Ryan Phillippe as Jonathan Shannon in WISH UPON in this New Featurette, just in time for Father’s Day!
Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father JONATHAN (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes.
While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life – leading her down a dark and dangerous path.
Be careful what you wish for…
Director: John R. Leonetti
Writer: Barbara Marshall
Cast: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Kevin Hanchard, Sherilyn Fenn
Producers: Sherryl Clark