Affleck and Alba Join The Killer Inside Me

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Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba are teaming with director Michael Winterbottom for The Killer Inside Me, an adaptation of a novel from noir author Jim Thompson, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows a West Texas sheriff (Affleck) and his downward spiral from a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer. Alba plays a prostitute.

The novel was made into a 1976 film starring Stacy Keach.

MuseFilm’s Chris Hanley, Cyclone Prods.’ Robert Weinbach, Revolution Films’ Andrew Eaton and Bradford Schlei are producing the latest adaptation, which was written by Weinbach and John Curran.

A mid-January start date is being eyed.