It seems these days that every young actor must serve his country — on film. These are some shots from the set of Kimberly Peirce’s Stop-Loss (named after the army’s method of forcing troops to serve extended terms of duty) starring Ryan Phillippe and Channing Tatum.
It seems so many of the war films we’re getting these days paint a picture of a more dissatisfied military. This one concerns a soldier who refuses to return to battle after a government order to do so.
Said Peirce in 2005: “This is a story about great guys who do the right thing by fighting for this country, and are then done wrong. The fatality rates for second and third tours are very high, and you understand why these guys feel like they’ve being asked to play another round of Russian roulette.”
Peirce’s last film was 1999’s Boy’s Don’t Cry.