Most moviegoers know Errol Morris for his excellent investigative documentaries, but now the director is looking to return to narrative filmmaking as he’ll be behind the camera for the Naomi Watts led thriller Holland, Michigan, which has just added Bryan Cranston and Edgar Ramirez to its cast.
The news comes from a recent Reddit AMA which took place earlier today. Unfortunately, no details were revealed on who the two actors will be playing in the film but we do know what the premise is. Penned by Andrew Sodroski (whose script made the Black List), Holland, Michigan sees Watts as a woman who begins an affair when she suspects that her husband is cheating. As she digs around though, she finds that cheating isn’t the only thing she should be worried about. Her husband is also a serial killer.
Though this will be the first time that Morris has given us a non-documentary feature since 1991’s The Dark Wind, Watts, Ramirez and Cranston are all extremely capable actors and should be able to ensure a smooth transition for the director. Plus, his talent as an investigative documentary filmmaker could come in handy with a story like the one Holland, Michigan presents. All things considered, as much as I love Morris’ docs, I’m definitely eager to see what he has in store for us with his return to narrative filmmaking.
Production will get underway on the film in April with a release presumably occurring in late 2014. As always, we’ll let you know when we hear more.
Tell us, are you happy see Errol Morris taking a break from documentaries? And how about the cast that he’s assembled so far for Holland, Michigan? Pretty impressive, right?