After impressing with the horror films Stake Land and We Are What We Are, Jim Mickle heads into thriller territory with Cold in July, which has just found the warmth of a distribution home. Read on for the scoop!
Deadline reports that IFC is closing a deal for the film at Sundance, as the festival heads toward its final weekend. The deal is in the vicinity of $2 million for North American rights, with WME Global negotiating.
Michael C. Hall stars, alongside Vinessa Shaw, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard and Nick Damici.
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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