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ComingSoon Exclusive Interview: Michael Winterbottom on The Killer Inside Me


British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom has established a reputation for his prolific output of diverse films ranging from the Tony Wilson biopic 24 Hour Party People starring Steve Coogan to the real-life Middle East political thriller A Mighty Heart with Angelina Jolie.

His adaptation of Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me is no exception, being a dark and violent noir film set in a small Texan town during the '50s, starring Casey Affleck as Lou Ford, a young deputy assigned the task of running a pretty prostitute named Joyce Lakeland (Jessica Alba) out of town. Instead, he falls for her and they begin a turbulent affair. What people in town don't know about Lou is that underneath his pleasant exterior is a violent and sadistic individual. Soon that aspect of Lou's personality starts getting him into trouble not only with Joyce, but also his girlfriend Amy, played by Kate Hudson, and the local authorities who start suspecting that Lou hasn't been straight with the...

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