Michael C. Hall and Vera Farmiga Need Some 'Love, Scotch & Death'
The praise and accolades for the bloody fantastic Showtime series "Dexter" did wonders for actor Michael C. Hall, and now he and the series creator James Manos Jr. are collaborating on a project for the big screen. Deadline reports the duo will team up for an indie called Love, Scotch and Death that features Hall playing a character based on Manos himself as he endured a stressful week filled with unimaginable mishaps. The film will also have the talents of Vera Farmiga who has also been cast as well. Manos used to call the screenplay The Slow And Complete Decompensation of Jim Manos, and you can find out why below.
The hellish week for Manos begins upon his return from an already stressful vacation to find that his parents have died of natural causes together in bed. In the aftermath, Manos must navigate his way past an unsympathetic funeral director, his bewildered children and manic wife, an eccentric priest and some over-sexed neighbors, too. Somewhere along the way he must also deal with an arrest for the assault and death of his wife's dog. Yeah, that sounds like a pretty shitty week to me.
Along with writing the script, this film will also mark the feature directorial debut for Manos. His previous experience in television speaks for itself including an Emmy win for writing on "The Sopranos," not to mention working as a writer and consulting producer for "The Shield" before going on to create the hit serial killer series "Dexter" which is on its sixth season already. Definitely sounds like a great project for Hall and Manos to take on between seasons of their series, and Vera Farmiga is just a great presence on screen as well. Count me interested, as this sounds like one to keep an eye on. How about you?