COLD IN JULY selected for Cannes 2014 Director’s Fortnight!!
‘Cold in July’ plays with three sub-genres of the cop movie — it’s a crazy and galvanizing movie” ~ Edouard Waintrop, Delegate General in charge of selecting films. (Variety)
"Mickle’s uproarious retro genre mash-up - starring Michael C. Hall as a family man pulled into the underworld - was one Sundance’s most purely entertaining films" (Hitfix)
"The 19 features that will make up what looks like a particularly strong Director’s Fortnight sidebar at the Cannes film festival" (Deadline)
Broadway buddies. MCH paying Daniel a visit. :))
Backstage, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”
13th April 2014 (x)
Six months after “Dexter” ended its eight-season Showtime run, title star Michael C. Hall is involved in other projects — including his participation as one of the celebrity “correspondents” in Showtime’s global-warming documentary miniseries “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiering Sunday, April 13 — but he admits traces of Dexter and his “Dark Passenger” remain.
“It’s been a bit busier than I had anticipated,” Hall tells Zap2it of his career lately. “I went and shot a movie right after the show ended (‘Cold in July,’ slated for a May opening after being shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival), then within a few days, I was off to Bangladesh [for ‘Years of Living Dangerously’]. Then I had a couple of weeks off before the play I’m now doing, so I’ve been busy. And that’s been good. I certainly appreciate, not just consciously but even subconsciously, how playing a part for that long develops certain muscles that aren’t necessarily going to serve you in a new context,” Hall adds of his tenure as Dexter that earned him Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Television Critics Association Awards. “I’m still aware of the residue of that experience being in me, but I feel it trickling away.”
It isn’t that way for many “Dexter” devotees, though, since Hall still finds them coming up to him “all the time” to talk about the show. “They’ll ask me about the ending,” he confirms, “and tell me why they found it troubling or unsatisfying, or on the other hand, they want to distinguish themselves by saying they liked the ending. I think it would be really foolish or naive to think a stranger is coming up to me because they want to talk about the weather … though after ‘Years of Living Dangerously,’ maybe they will.”
Now starring on Broadway opposite Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and “August: Osage County” writer Tracy Letts in “The Realistic Joneses,” Hall reflects that the theater is “really where I come from. The work I’ve done on television has been great, but it’s prevented me from really doing much on stage. “I’m interested in doing new things, but I don’t want to disregard the relationship I have with Showtime.”
Michael C. Hall has made a career of playing men with something to hide, the sort who manage their anxieties by pouring themselves into their work, which in the case of his two best-known television roles happened to include embalming and burying the dead (on “Six Feet Under”) and…
Actor Michael C. Hall sat with the WSJ to discuss his Broadway play, “The Realistic Joneses,” and his coming film “Cold in July.”