The first artwork has come out of Sundance for Jim Mickle’s adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale’s Cold in July starring Sam Shepard (Killing Them Softly, Mud), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Vinessa Shaw (Two Lovers), and Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”). Dig it!
Nick Damici and Wyatt Russell co-star. Distribution news will be forthcoming.
Despite the trappings — guns, stakeouts, an ex-con, a private eye, a porn ring, a shootout — this isn’t an ordinary suspense novel. It’s a lean, effective character study about a man who risks his comfortable life to pursue something half-glimpsed within his psyche. He feels guilty about his father’s suicide, he doubts his ability to raise his own son, and now he’s mixed up with another father, whose son has gone into a place of great darkness. A stirring tale in which actions have consequences, and no one is left unchanged by the things that they see and do.
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