EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Melanie Griffith and Michael Cudlitz Talk 'Dark Tourist'

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:16
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Opening in theaters on August 23rd is the new thriller Dark Tourist, which was directed by Suri Krishnamma (New Year's Day). The film stars veteran actors Melanie Griffith (Working Girl, Nobody's Fool), Michael Cudlitz (Grosse Pointe Blank, The Negotiator), and Pruitt Taylor Vince (Identity, Constantine).  

IAR recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Melanie Griffith and Michael Cudlitz to talk about their work on Dark Tourist. The accomplished actors discussed their new movie, also being producers on the project, the challenge of finding good scripts, why they liked this screenplay so much, their characters and what attracts them to each other, and the message of the movie. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Melanie Griffith and Michael Cudlitz about Dark Tourist, please click on the video player above. 


Jim Tahana (Cudlitz) doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the searing, unexplained void within him. Jim obsesses over the hobby that has been part of his DNA since he was a young boy: grief tourism - the act of traveling with the intent to visit places of tragedy or disaster. Every year his week-long vacations from work are spent going to grief tourist locations in the lives of different serial killers he is fascinated with. This years obsession is Carl Marznap (Vince), a mass murder from New Orleans, Louisiana. But this trip is no ordinary vacation as Jim's rancid sexual impulses and weakening grip on reality deteriorate into a violent despair that will ultimately unlock an unspeakable secret festering within him.

Dark Tourist opens in theaters on August 23rd. 

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