Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I Will Follow You, Taylor Kitsch

The Dowdle Brothers, the directing duo who made the decent US remake of [REC] called Quarantine and the decent Paris Underground horror-thriller As Above So Below (my review) are lining up a more prestigious gig for their next gig - they are making a miniseries about the 1993 stand-off in Waco, Texas between David Koresh and his cult of Branch Davidians and the FBI, and it will star Taylor Kitsch as Koresh and Michael Shannon as the lead FBI negotiator. Koresh was a good-looking guy (you know how them cult leaders be) so I don't immediately scoff at casting pretty-boy Kitsch as him, but I'm not sure it's the right kind of pretty?
Collider says that this would make for a great subject for a season of American Crime Story but I can't see Ryan Murphy & Co. being that interested in the police aspect. I mean who would Sarah Paulson even play? (Oh my god Sarah Paulson should play Koresh.)

Anyway the series will be based on a pair of books, A Place Called Waco by a former member of the cult and Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator by the dude that Shannon is playing. It's weird that nobody's really taken on this subject before right? I mean besides Tim Daly, of course...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

James Franco for Koresh