Michael C. Hall plays a man fighting off a stalker and struggling for police protection in the new clip from Jim Mickle‘s upcoming film “Cold in July.”
Hall plays Richard Dane, a mild-mannered family man living in 1989 Texas who kills an intruder in his home. The intruder’s father, Ben (Sam Shepard), begins staking Dane and his family in a twisted quest for revenge. Screenwriter Nick Damici plays Ray Price, a cop who seemingly knows more about the situation than he lets on. Don Johnson also stars as a flamboyant private investigator with a car as big as his personality.
In the scene, via ComingSoon.net, Price repeatedly reminds Dane that a legal argument must be made before the Dane family can receive police protection. A frustrated Dane rests his head against the wall, unable to convince the cops that something is terribly wrong.
“Cold in July” also stars Vinessa Shaw, Wyatt Russell and Lanny Flaherty. The IFC film will be released on May 23.
Watch the video above.