Michael C. Hall To Star In Antonio Campos’ Indie Drama “Christine”

Michael C. Hall To Star In Antonio Campos’ Indie Drama “Christine"Michael C. Hall will star in the indie drama “Christine”, based on a true story about a suicidal reporter, according to The Wrap. Antonio Campos is directing the film which chronicles the final months of a depressed news broadcaster who infamously committed suicide on live television in the 1970s.   

Timothy Simons and Rebecca Hall also joined. Tracy Letts, J. Smith-Cameron (“Rectify”), Maria Dizzia (“Orange Is the New Black”) and Jayson Warner Smith (“Rectify”) co-star in “Christine,” which Campos will direct off a script by Craig Shilowich.  

Based on a tragic true story, “Christine” stars Rebecca Hall as news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who shot herself live on the air in Florida in 1974. Chubbuck carefully planned her suicide and even wrote a script for her program that included a third-person account of the shooting to be read by whichever staff member took over the broadcast after the incident. Fourteen hours after she was taken to the same hospital that she had predicted, she was pronounced dead.

 

Michael C. Hall Attends NYU Tisch School of the Arts 2015 Gala

Michael C. Hall Attends NYU Tisch School of the Arts 2015 Gala

Michael C. Hall and Peter Krause attend NYU Tisch School of the Arts 2015 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 4, 2015 in New York City. More photos after the jump.

Jeff Lindsay Opens Up About The Last Book In His Dexter Series

Jeff Lindsay Opens Up About The Last Book In His Dexter Series

After more than a decade of slashing and slicing, the popular “Dexter” novels are coming to an end. This summer, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lindsay will publish his eighth and final “Dexter” novel. WINK News spoke one-on-one with him as he closes this important chapter of his life and career. Hit the jump for more. 

Before he sliced his way to prime-time popularity on television, Dexter Morgan first fascinated fans in the pages of novels. “People like the guy,” said Lindsay. “He’s a monster, but people like him.” So much so, the “Dexter” novels inspired the hit Showtime series which lasted eight seasons and won multiple Golden Globes. “It didn’t just surprise me, I was stunned, and at the same time appalled because it’s a serial killer,” said Lindsay. 

A serial killer with a code. Dexter doubles as a blood spatter analyst for Miami Metro Police Department and only kills bad people. “If he was in the police, he would know how they were working, if they were on his trail,” said Lindsay. 

With each novel, Lindsay did intense research, spending hours at police stations and reading old case files. He even got experts to approve his books, all to give readers the most authentic experience. “As authentic as I can make them. I have friends who do forensics, and if I have a question, I can call and ask them,” said Lindsay.

The plots of each novel run the range from murder, to cannibalism, even art and show business. 

Now, Lindsay is closing the book. His eighth and final “Dexter” novel,”Dexter is Dead,”comes out in July. Lindsay admits, as he puts words to paper this time around, saying goodbye to his dark and disturbing character wasn’t easy. “I was behaving like I had classic, post disaster depression and I didn’t realize it.”

 WARNING…SPOILERS!

It took Lindsay between six weeks to a year and a half to write each “Dexter” novel. In an ironic twist, his final novel starts out with Dexter in jail, charged with a murder he didn’t commit.

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