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Affleck, Alba headline "Killer" cast

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba are teaming with director Michael Winterbottom for “The Killer Inside Me,” an adaptation of a novel from noir author Jim Thompson.

The story follows a West Texas sheriff (Affleck) and his downward spiral from a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer. Alba plays a prostitute. A mid-January start date is being eyed.

The novel was made into a 1976 film starring Stacy Keach.

Affleck most recently wrote and directed “Gone Baby Gone,” while Alba was last seen in “The Love Guru.” Winterbottom directed Angelina Jolie in “A Mighty Heart.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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