Emmanuelle Chriqui and Val Kilmer Head to Georgia for Renny Harlin

It may be hard to believe now, but once upon a time Renny Harlin was an in-demand action movie director, having directed hits like “Die Hard 2”, “Cliffhanger”, and “The Long Kiss Goodnight”. More recently, not so much. Harlin hasn’t exactly had the best of resumes in the last few years, with junk like “The Covenant” and “12 Rounds” to his credit. He’s looking to rise from direct-to-DVD hell (and bad movies starring wrestlers) with the kinda-current themed “Georgia”, a war drama that will be set in the country of Georgia and star Val Kilmer as a journalist covering the recent Russia-Georgia conflict.

“Entourage” star Emmanuelle Chriqui (who can also be seen in the delightful sounding “Women in Trouble”) has now been added to the cast as a Georgian native and doctoral student who becomes tangled up with Kilmer and his cameraman during the event.

Harlin will produce and direct the movie, from a script by Mikko Alanne and David Battle.

Co-star Val Kilmer has also been going through a bit of a career resurgence lately after a string of forgettable B-grade horror and action movies, and can next be seen in Werner Herzog’s “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”. Emmanuelle Chriqui, meanwhile, is just gosh-darn cute.

Emmanuelle Chriqui in Elektra Luxx (2011) Movie Image