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Ryan Carnes Channels His Inner Hero in ‘The Phantom’


Former General Hospital star Ryan Carnes (ex-Lucas) is breaking out in a leading role later this month. On June 20th, he will star in a four hour movie (that also serves as a backdoor pilot) based on the popular comic book hero, The Phantom. Carnes will play Kit Walker, the alter ego of the The Phantom.

Carnes played Lucas Jones from 2004-2005 on ABC’s General Hospital. The actor also had a recurring role on the hit ABC series Desperate Housewives as Justin. the love interest of Andrew Van de Kamp (Shawn Pyfom) from 2004-2006. Carnes also starred in the 2004 film Eating Out.

The following information is courtesy SyFy:

On June 20th a classic comic strip hero is re-imagined and reloaded on Syfy with the premiere of the original four-hour movie event “The Phantom.” On the Father’s Day broadcast from 7:00PM to 11:00PM ET/PT, “The Phantom’s” iconic ring is passed from father to son in an all-new, updated adventure for the legendary character.

Ryan Carnes (“Desperate Housewives”/”Dr. Who”) stars as The Phantom and his alter ego Kit Walker in this re-imagined version of the classic comic book transported to present day. Isabella Rossellini (“Blue Velvet”) guest stars in a villainous turn as Lithia, the head of an experimental mind control program. Also starring are Sandrine Holt (“24″/”The L Word”) as The Phantom’s trusted advisor, Guran and Cameron Goodman as Walker’s love interest, Renny.

A favorite costumed hero for nearly 75 years, The Phantom, created by Lee Falk, relies on his wits, physical strength and skill with weapons over superhuman powers. In this contemporary version, directed by Paolo Barzman (“The Last Templar”), young Kit Walker survives an attempt on his life but his mother’s life is lost. Flash forward nearly 20 years and Kit, raised by loving adoptive parents, is now a young law student who, unbeknownst to him, is next in line to become The Phantom, a role passed down from generation to generation in his family since the 1500’s. Hoping to stop the ascension of the next Phantom, the notorious and deadly Singh crime syndicate sets a plan in motion to kill Kit and simultaneously start an international war.

“The Phantom” is produced by Muse Entertainment and distributed by RHI Entertainment.

Photos: © Jan Thijs/SyFy


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