Don't get confused, but "July" will be coming early with the release of the crime thriller "Cold in July" on May 23. IFC Films just released a trailer for the film.
The retro-flavored movie was one of many genre-twisting entries to emerge from this year's
Directed by Jim Mickle, "July" is an adaptation of the 1989 crime novel by Joe R. Lonsdale. The screenplay is by Mickle and frequent collaborator Nick Damici, with the pair having become one of the most highly lauded duos on the current independent genre scene.
The story follows a small-town man (
The son of Kurt Russell and
"We Are What We Are," a remake of a Mexican film that mashes up cannibal horror and family drama, premiered in the Midnight section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. With the change-up thriller "Cold in July," Mickle and Damici moved to the prestigious main stage of the festival as part of this year's Dramatic Competition.
"I think it's good to jump around and do something different," said Damici in an interview prior to Sundance. "Horror's always going to be there. We can always go back to it. It's not going to go away."
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