Directer Wayne Kramer’s underrated and outstanding fantasy-like crime-thriller THE COOLER is a film I absolutely love. Alec Baldwin was Oscar-nominated for his ruthless role of a struggling manager of the Mob-owned casino in the fading part of Las Vegas. This makes this news exciting for myself and any fans of that film as Baldwin and Kramer are set to re-team on another project, a full ten years after their first.

CAUGHT STEALING will see Baldwin star opposite Patrick Wilson as a sadistic cop in an adaptation of Charlie Huston’s novel. The film has a screenplay by X-MEN’s David Hayter with Wilson playing a former top high school basketball player, now-down-on-his-luck and going-nowhere bartender, who is mistakenly caught up in a bloody treasure hunt through New York City. It’s thought this could have franchise potential as CAUGHT STEALING is the first of a trilogy of books by Huston.

Source: Variety

Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.