Am I as obsessed with Cruel Intentions now as when I was a pre-teen in 1999? Of course. That film has forever ingrained Ryan Phillippe as the brash it-boy in my mind. Yes, I’m also very much here for the original I Know What You Did Last Summer, and his body of work which showcases Phillippe’s gifts as a character actor. The star has just recently arrived in St. Petersburg for his latest project, Lady of the Manor, directed by Justin Long. Long, you may remember, took to Instagram to surface food and fun ideas in the Tampa Bay region when he arrived.
The film could spend as much as $1 million in the region, according to the Tampa Bay Film Commission. This includes booked hotel rooms, hiring for jobs on set, and other basic expenditures. Long and crew filmed in Tampa for a few weeks, and will shoot in the Sunshine City for about 5 days.
The film also stars Luis Guzman, Judy Greer and Melanie Lynskey. It’s been described as a “free-spirited, female-centered buddy comedy set in an antebellum estate.”
It looks like at least a portion of the production took place at Jannus Live in downtown St. Petersburg.
Filming will wrap in March, and a release date for the film is TBA.