Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Sam Shepard Joins Michael C. Hall in Indie Film “Cold in July”


Now that “Dexter” is over for Michael C. Hall, he’s busy getting into films. His next one is an indieĀ  called “Cold in July.” Based on a novel by Joe R. Landsale, “Cold In July” is sort of a “Cape Fear.” Hall plays a family man who shoots an intruder in his home. Then the dead intruder’s ex con father shows up. Sources say that playwright and popular actor Sam Shepard has signed on for the role of Ben Russell. Jim Mickle is directing from his own script with Nick Damici…NO word yet on who will play Hall’s wife…

…Stephen Dorff is in New York to film “Oliver’s Deal” for producer Christine Vachon and first time director Barney Elliot. His co-stars are Alberto Ammann and Carlos Bardem, older brother of Oscar winner Javier and brother in law of Penelope Cruz. The movie shoots briefly in New York before heading for Peru and Macchu Picchu. Carlos has a long resume in Spanish film and is also a well known poet. He was also in a 2011 movie called “Americano” which we all missed but maybe should review: Salma Hayek plays a very convincing stripper named Lola.

Dorff, by the way, just had a bunch of celeb friends up to his house in Malibu, I’m told, for a marathon viewing of “Breaking Bad.” They took in eight episodes in a row…Now, that’s binge viewing!…


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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