Anna Paquin and Ryan Phillippe have signed onto star in the drama Straight A's for Nu Image/Millennium Films.

Ryan Phillippe will star as a man who has been in and out of rehab for the past 10 years. He is haunted by his dead mother, who urges him to return home to Shreveport. When he finally does go home, he must confront his brother's wife (Anna Paquin), an ex-lover that still has feelings for him.

James Cox is directing from a screenplay by Dave Cole. Holly Wiersma and René Besson are producing, with Avi Arad, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, and Lati Grobman executive producing.

Production started today at Nu Image's studios in Shreveport, Louisiana.