A terrific new trailer for Death in the Desert, starring internationally acclaimed actor Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight, Sin City), has been released. The film is due for release in 2016 by Osiris Entertainment.
The movie, directed by Josh Evans, is based on the true crime book by Cathy Scott and tells of the homicide investigation and ensuing trial and re-trial of Ted Binion, heir to Binion's Horseshoe Casino, who reportedly died from a drug overdose on September 17, 1998.
Scott and John Steppling adapted Death in the Desert for the big screen.
An advance screening of the film was held at the Arizona Underground Film Festival on Friday.
The film, already labelled a “classic” by The Huffington Post, who applauded the film’s “captivating” cast of characters and ‘’dark and addictive’’ story, is expected to win Michael Madsen some of the best notices of his career.
Death in the Desert tells of a trio who double down on love in Las Vegas. The life of Kim Davis, the young live-in girlfriend of legendary casino owner Ray Easler, is thrown upside down when she falls for Matt Duvall, the man Ray hires to bury his $20 million fortune of silver on the floor of the Nevada desert.
Joining Madsen are Paz Del Huerta, Roxy Saint, and Shayla Beesley. Visionary musician and producer Chris Goss did the score.