(Gone Baby Gone) and Jessica Alba
are teaming with director Michael Winterbottom
(24 Hour Party People, A Mighty Heart) for film adaptation of “The Killer Inside Me
,” the classic novel by Jim Thompson
The story follows a West Texas sheriff named Lou Ford, played by Affleck, and his downward spiral from a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer. Alba plays a prostitute that he gets involved with. The book was first published in 1952 and was actually made into a film in 1976 that starred Stacy Keach. The adaptation was penned by Robert Weinbach and John Curran (Down Rusty Down).
Winterbottom will be directing, based on a screenplay by Weinbach
and John Curran
. MuseFilm’s Chris Hanley, Cyclone Prods.’ Robert Weinbach, Revolution Films’ Andrew Eaton and Bradford Schlei are producing the latest adaptation which is expected to begin shooting in mid-January.