There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me, a film that stars Casey Affleck as John Ford, a small-town sheriff who also reveals himself to be a sadistic murderer. The buzz has stemmed mostly from the horrific violence that Affleck's character commits towards the women in this film, particularly a prostitute (Jessica Alba) and Ford's schoolteacher girlfriend (Kate Hudson).

The film will receive a limited release on July 18th courtesy of IFC Films, who have handled so many controversial films in the past, from Y Tu Mama Tambien to Antichrist. Give the brief, but admittedly impressive trailer (courtesy of Dailymotion) a watch below. This one is definitely on my summer radar.


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Fitz said...

I don't know how the violence against Alba and Hudson will be handled, but Afleck in a role like this has my curiousity picqued.

Danny King said...

@ Fitz: It feels like such an eerily good role for him.

Anonymous said...

Affleck looks to be channeling his Robert Ford, but there is nothing wrong with that.

Nigel said...


God, I hope there is another facet to Hudson's character besides being a seductress.

Alba's line reading's even make her look weak. that's sad.

Danny King said...

@ Nigel: I find the casting of the female roles to be particularly interesting, especially considering the seriousness of the material. I guess we'll have to wait and see how they do.

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