The Mentalist nabs a 'Killer' role

Simon Baker, star of CBS hit The Mentalist, will play an attorney on the trail of a murderer in The Killer Inside Me, Michael Winterbottom’s adaptation of the Jim Thompson noir classic that stars Casey Affleck.

As for Affleck, he’ll be the West Texas sheriff who suffers a downward spiral from a being a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer. Jessica Alba co-stars as a prostitute and Kate Hudson will play the sheriff’s schoolteacher girlfriend.

Baker plays a county attorney looking to expose the sheriff as the killer.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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