Following up on the news that came out of the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival that filming on Jim Mickle’s adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale’s Cold in July is set to begin in late July, we now have word on the first actor to join the cast.
Per Deadline, Michael C. Hall, whose final season as Showtime’s signature serial killer “Dexter” starts June 30th, has just landed the lead role in the film. He’ll play the protagonist, Richard Dane, who shoots and kills an armed burglar in his living room. It’s a clear-cut case of self-defense to everyone but the burglar’s father, who vows Old Testament-style eye-for-an-eye justice, which means son for son. The cops, the feds, and the Dixie Mafia all play a part in the ensuing mayhem.
Paris-based Backup Media has teamed up with Memento Films International to finance Cold in July. Adapted by Nick Damici and Mickle, the film is being produced by Belladonna Productions’ Rene Bastian, Adam Folk, and Linda Moran — frequent Mickle collaborators.
Memento Films International will handle foreign sales and team up with WME Global on the domestic end, as they did on the eOne deal for Mickle’s last film, We Are What We Are.
When Richard Dane shoots and kills a burglar in his living room, he sets off a strange sequence of events, starting with a threat by the thief’s father to kill Richard’s son and leading to a dark, horrible truth.
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