The IFC film release stars 'Dexter' lead Michael C. Hall, who plays a father who gets in over his head after he kills a man breaking into his home. Although initially praised by his community for defending his family, things began to take a turn for the worse when he encounters the slain man's father (played by Sam Shepard).
Turns out like father, like son, as he's an ex-con consumed with revenge. 'Cold In July' is directed by Jim Mickel, the writer and star of underrated vampire film 'Stakeland' (which is currently being developed as a TV series).
In addition to Hall and Shephard and Mickel, the cast is rounded out Don Johnson. My first impression of the trailer is akin to a crime drama like 'Cape Fear', where a man is punished for simply defending those he loves.
At the very least it'll be interesting to see Hall play a person who kills as a last resort, and not for pleasure.
So check out the trailer and see what you think of 'Cold In July.'