Thanks to The Playlist we have been made aware of a promotional trailer for Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me based on the Jim Thompson novel and starring Casey Affleck, Simon Baker, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Elias Koteas, Bill Pullman and Ned Beatty.
Thompson, as many of you may already know co-wrote Stanley Kubrick’s killer heist flick The Killing, which was part of my list of top ten heist films back in early 2008. This also isn’t the first time “The Killer Inside Me” has been adapted for a feature film as Burt Kennedy directed a version in 1976 starring Stacy Keach and Susan Tyrrell.
The story centers on a West Texas sheriff (Affleck) and his downward spiral from a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer. The cast also includes Jessica Alba as a prostitute and Kate Hudson as the sheriff’s schoolteacher girlfriend. Baker plays a county attorney looking to expose the sheriff as the killer.
The film does not yet have a distributor.