Casey Affleck has been known to take some pretty intense roles as of late. His first being the role of Robert Ford in The Assassination of Jesse James and then his work on his brother’s project, Gone Baby Gone. It looks like Affleck is going to step it up once again as Sheriff Lou Ford in the ultra-violent The Killer Inside Me.
The film is based on the novel by Jim Thompson, who also wrote the novels films such as The Grifters and The Getaway were adapted from. The original 1976 film starred Stacey Keach, who took on the role that Affleck is now running with.
The extended trailer shows off some of the intense moments (hopefully not all) from the film, such as some raunchy aggressive sex with both Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson, as well as a violent murder of one of them. This may just be the role that puts Casey Affleck on the map. The film has a lot of visual similarities to No Country for Old Men, which may help it come Academy Awards season.
Director Michael Winterbottom is the visual eye behind the remake. He directed a few other low-budget films such as A Mighty Heart and 24 Hour Party People. The Killer Inside Me also stars Bill Pullman, Simon Baker, Ned Beatty, and Elias Koteas. As of yet, it does not yet have a hard release date.
Check out the full, extended trailer after the jump. Some moments may be NSFW.
Update: Sadly, the video has been removed at the request of the copyright holder.