Icon Pictures has released the UK teaser trailer for Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me. It’s one of the best trailers you’ll see this year as it makes the film look mean, nasty, and utterly compelling. Casey Affleck looks amazing as the lead character, a sheriff who pretends he’s a charming rube when in actuality he’s murderous sociopath. Unlike the promo trailer that showed up last November, you don’t have to worry about being spoiled.
The film played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to widespread controversy, particularly relating to questions about whether or not the film was misogynistic due to its portrayal of brutal violence against women. UK audiences can judge for themselves when the film hits theaters on June 4th. US audiences will have to wait until June 18th for the flick’s limited release. The film co-stars Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty, Simon Baker, and Elias Koteas. Hit the jump to check out the trailer from The Guardian [via The Playlist] along with the official plot synopsis.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Killer Inside Me:
THE KILLER INSIDE ME tells the story of handsome, charming, unassuming small town sheriff’s deputy named Lou Ford (Casey Affleck). The film takes place in an idyllic West Texas town in the early 1950’s. As a lifelong resident, Ford has difficulty juggling his long-term girlfriend Amy (Kate Hudson), the prostitute named Joyce (Jessica Alba) that he mistakenly falls for, and the sociopathic tendencies inside him. In Thompson’s savage, bleak, blacker than noir universe nothing is ever what it seems.