Second go-'round for this novel as a film, isn't it?
OklaFilm & OklaMusic
Monday, April 18, 2009
Film Project Begins Shooting in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Film & Music Office, along with Killer Inside Me Productions
LLC, in conjunction with Revolution Films, London, U.K., are pleased to
announce that filming of The Killer Inside Me project is officially underway
in Oklahoma. Filming in Oklahoma began on May 18.
The production will shoot in Guthrie, Oklahoma City, Cordell, Enid, and
Tulsa over the next six weeks. "Our first four days of principal photography
in New Mexico went well, but we are really glad to be back 'home' in
Guthrie," said Susan Kirr, co-producer of the film. "The town and the
people here have been so welcoming to us. It is good to be back at our
Jill Simpson, Director of the Oklahoma Film & Music office commented, "I am
really pleased to have cameras rolling in Oklahoma for The Killer Inside Me.
We have been working with the production team for the last nine months to
make this a reality. It represents a real achievement for our state to host
the production. Originally, the project was largely targeted for New Mexico.
Once the filmmakers came in and scouted, they realized that Oklahoma was the
right place for the majority of this film due to our look as well as the
incentives package we could offer them.
Hardy Watkins, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation
Department said, "This film will highlight the talent that we have in
Oklahoma film industry. The economic impact that this film will bring to
Oklahoma is significant and will help put Oklahoma on the map as a place to
The project has already received a great deal of attention because of the
level of talent involved. The film will be directed by Michael Winterbottom,
an award-winning British filmmaker best known "A Mighty Heart," "24 Hour
Party People" and "Jude." The Killer Inside Me's leading cast includes
Jessica Alba as Joyce Lakeland, Kate Hudson as Amy Stanton, and Casey
Affleck as Lou Ford. The film also stars Bill Pullman, Elias Koteas, and
The Killer Inside Me is a psychological thriller about a small town deputy
sheriff named Lou Ford, based on a novel written by Jim Thompson. Thompson,
who was born in Anadarko, Okla., has also written the novels The Grifters
and The Getaway.
The Oklahoma Film & Music Office, a division of the Oklahoma Tourism and
Recreation Department, works to attract film, television, video, and music
industries to Oklahoma through an effort to promote and expand these values
and interests within the state. The Film & Music Office is committed to
providing critical support to filmmakers by assisting them with their
production concerns. Additional information can be found at
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