Dexter's Michael C. Hall is set to star in Stanley Kubrick's unproduced drama God Fearing Man, which is being developed as a miniseries.
God Fearing Man tells the true story of Canadian minister Herbert Emerson Wilson, who became one of the best safecrackers and most successful American bank robbers in the early 20th century. The project is currently being adapted by British screenwriter Stephen R. Clark.
Hall will take on the role of Wilson, and he will also be an executive producer on the drama for Entertainment One. Also producing is Philip Hobbs, who worked with Kubrick for more than 15 years and produced Full Metal Jacket.
Michael Rosenberg, eOne Television’s exec vp U.S. scripted television, said in a statement:
"Kubrick’s God Fearing Man presents a larger-than-life story with a complicated protagonist who undergoes a radical transformation. We knew we had to secure a leading man with the immense talent and charisma needed to carry the project, and we were dedicated to putting in the diligent time and effort to find the perfect fit. We cannot be more pleased to have Michael on board, who has time and again demonstrated an uncanny ability to portray captivating characters who must grapple with fundamental internal struggles.”
I think it's awesome that we are actually going to get to see a new Kubrick project come to life, and the fact that Hall is headlining it is awesome. The guy is an extremely talented actor, and he's going to be great in the role.