Forget Ewan McGregor, the real tartan army in Hollywood sits in the director's chair. Glaswegian JIM GILLESPIE has joined Rob Roy

creator MICHAEL CATON-JONES in the hot seat. Words: Alan Chadwick Jim Gillespie photograph: Craig Sanders


JIM GILLESPIF‘S EXPERIENCE on (‘ardiae .-irrest may have stood him in good stead when it came to directing the Hollywood slasht’est I Know What You Did Last Summer. But it's unlikely anything could have prepared him for his rise from Scot on the make in Hollywood to top of the US box office in just two years.

The surprise hit of the year. I Know What You Did. . . shot straight to Number One on its first weekend of opening in October. beating ol't‘ competition from Robert De Niro/Keanu Reeves thriller The Devi/Is x‘t/WN'UH’ and recouping its Slom budget in one fell swoop.

A tale ol‘ l'our North Carolina high school grads whose decision to keep shtum about a hit and run accident makes them prime stalker fodder for the town slasher. the film stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (American TV‘s Buffy The Vampire Slayer). Jennifer Love Hewitt (Party Of Fire) and teen heartthrobs Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jnr.

Jim Gillespie: knows what you did last summer

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