E.L. Katz, who broke out in a big way with his excellent thriller Cheap Thrills, is heading to Cannes with Small Crimes, Bloody Disgusting learned.
Small Crimes is written by Katz and Macon Blair (Green Room, Blue Ruin), and is to be produced by, get this, David Lancaster (Drive, Nightcrawler, Whiplash).
That’s quite the team.
Based on dave Zeltserman’s eponymous novel, “After serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, disgraced former cop Joe Denton returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents, abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can’t get much worse. But then Joe nds himself trapped in the mess he left behind, in the cross re between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a ma a kingpin who knows too much.
Delightfully suspenseful, blackly comic, Small Crimes follows Joe’s desperate and misguided attempts to extract himself from this nightmare, only to dig himself into a deeper — and bloodier — hole.”
Katz also directed the phenomenal opening sequence to ABC’s of Death 2, and is helming an episode of MTV’s “Scream.”
The cast is to be revealed at Cannes. Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip.