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Texas Killing Fields Debuts at Venice, Lands Stateside Release Date

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 11, 2011 at 3:42AM

Finally! Anchor Bay has picked a release date for Venice competition title Texas Killing Fields, starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain and Chloe Grace Moretz, on October 7 (Italian trailer below).
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Finally! Anchor Bay has picked a release date for Venice competition title Texas Killing Fields, starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain and Chloe Grace Moretz, on October 7 (Italian trailer below).

Written by longtime technical adviser, ex-DEA agent Don Ferrarone (Miami Vice) and directed by producer Michael Mann's daughter Ami Canaan Mann (Morning), the dark Zodiac-style thriller, based on a true story, follows a pair of homicide detectives from coastal Texas and New York City (Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Sam Worthington) as they examine a series of unsolved murders in the I-45 dumping ground in Calder, Texas after Moretz goes missing. The ubiquitous Jessica Chastain also stars.

Anchor Bay is often a B-movie dumping ground; they don't put much marketing behind their theatrical releases. So here's hoping we get a screener or invite.

This article is related to: Directors, Festivals, Genres, Independents, Video, Stuck In Love, Thriller, Trailers, Screenwriters


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.