Actor Seann William Scott is about to mark his return to the silver screen as a social worker-turned-serial killer that has been described by publications as an ode to Showtime’s Dexter – in the best way possible.
Entitled Bloodline, the film is a psychological horror directed by debutante Henry Jacobson based off a script penned by him, Avra Fox-Lerne and Will Honley. It was produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions in collaboration with Divide/Conquer and was first screened at Fantastic Film Fest in September last year to rave reviews.
In addition to Scott, the film also stars an ensemble that includes Mariela Garriga, Dale Dickey, Dusty Sorg, Nick Boraine, Kevin Carroll, Christie Herrig, and Leith M. Burke.
The film’s official synopsis on Blumhouse Productions’ website reads, ‘Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple does not fall far from the tree.’
The film features Scott’s character taking justice into his own hands and murdering those who abuse his family and the students at the High School where he’s a social worker, and has earned comparisons to the Michael C. Hall starrer Dexter, especially due the manner in which Scott has portrayed his sociopathic protagonist, primarily the tinge of dark comedy.
Of course, being considered in the same bracket with Dexter is an honor for anyone contemplating a serial killer-themed drama, given that the Showtime series ran for eight seasons from 2006 to 2013 and received a slew of awards during that time.
Distributed by Momentum Pictures, Bloodline will release around the world on September 20th this year.