A new clip has been released from Jim Mickle’s soon to be released gritty revenge thriller, Cold In July, and we have ComingSoon to thank for the clip.
Check out the video below, which covers familiar territory when it comes to a family being threatened, but is all the more intense thanks to Mickle’s expert directing skills that create tension out of thin air. Mickle’s writing partner, Nick Damici (who also stars in the film) has clearly written a tight script which really delivers. The clip is short, but thoroughly tense and engaging.
Cold In July, with a screenplay by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici, stars Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw, Nick Damici, and Wyatt Russell.COLD IN JULY was produced by Linda Moran, René Bastian of Belladonna Productions, Marie Savare de Laitre and Adam Folk, and executive produced by Jean-Baptiste Babin, Emilie Georges, Manuel Chiche, David Atlan-Jackson, and Joël Thibout.
COLD IN JULY asks the question: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepherd), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.
Festival programmers said this of the film: “Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled badasses portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir, this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action film, one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Twists and turns accelerate as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. Cold in July is as muggy, oppressive, and hard to shake as an east Texas summer.”
Cold in July is based on Joe R. Lansdale’s novel of the same name, and Nick Damici and Jim Mickle adapted the screenplay, with Mickle directing. The cast includes Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw, Wyatt Russell and Nick Damici.
The film opens in UK cinemas on June 27th.