Alex Pettyfer To Direct BACK ROADS

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Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) is set to make his directorial debut with murder mystery Back Roads.

The film is based on 1999 novel “Back Roads” by Tawni O’Dell and follows Harley Altmyer (Pettyfer), who finds himself caring for his three younger sisters following the death of their abusive father and imprisonment of their mother for his murder. Altmyer’s life takes a dangerous turn when he develops a relationship with a married mother of two and a series of staggering family secrets threatens to consume him. Eventually he finds himself the leading suspect in a local murder.

This will be Pettyfer’s first time directing and he also stars alongside Jennifer Morrison, Juliette Lewis and Nicola Peltz. Production has begun on location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

SOURCE: Variety.com