William Fichtner Will Direct Cold Brook

William Fichtner

by James White |
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Consummate That Guy (and charter member of Empire's 27 Percenters Club) William Fichtner is used to being in front of the camera. But for a new drama called Cold Brook, He's also stepping to the other side, making his film directing debut.

Fichtner, who co-wrote the script with Cain DeVore, is planning to star in the film, having rounded up Kim Coates and Harold Perrineau to join the cast. The actor (turned-director, writer and possibly craft service layout expert) told Deadline that the drama will be, quote, "the story of two ordinary guys in a small town who embark on an extraordinary adventure. It’s a story about coming home; something everyone, everywhere has an innate desire to do.

"When my writing partner Cain and I began to work on Cold Brook, and the story evolved over the years, the one thing that never changed was that we were writing it for me and Kim Coates,” Fichtner adds. "I met Coates in 2001 shooting Black Hawk Down in Morocco, and we’ve been great friends ever since." He's aiming to kick off shooting in Buffalo, New York this summer.

Acting-wise, Fichtner has a few movies headed to screens, including The Neighbor, Krystal and All The Devil's Men.

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