One Mile and a sequel, starring and produced by Ryan Phillippe, have been given the go-ahead by Aaron Kaplan’s independent production company Kapital Entertainment as its first entry into the world of movies. Both movies, which were shot back-to-back, will be marketed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
Both One Mile and the follow-up, which Kapital created in-house, are written and executive produced by John Hlavin (Shooter). They are based on an idea created by Jaiden Kaplan, Kaplan’s daughter who will also serve as a producer.
In One Mile, a father (Phillippe) tries to reconnect with his daughter by taking her on a college tour after his release from jail, but as a homicidal cult that lives in the woods follows them, they find themselves fighting for more than just their connection.
Aaron Kaplan, Brian Morewitz, and Michael Lohmann are the producers for Kapital. The executive in charge is Kevin Marco. Although I’ve heard the movies are meant for an initial theatrical release, distribution strategies are still to be determined.
The inspiration for One Mile came to Jaiden Kaplan, a junior at Duke, and her father in the Northeast in 2019. They were travelling on a particularly isolated route bordered by forests on one side and partially frozen lakes on the other when they came up with the concept.
The project brings Phillippe, Hlavin, and Kapital back together after their work on ABC’s Secrets & Lies. They previously collaborated on the USA Network series Shooter, which Phillippe originated, executive produced, and starred in.
Hlavin is represented by UTA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman and is the showrunner for CBS Studios and Secret Hideout’s The Man Who Fell to Earth.
Phillippe is represented by Gersh, MGMT Entertainment, and attorney David Weber. His most recent credits include the films American Murderer, Summit Fever, and Collide as well as the television series Big Sky and MacGruber.