The Grief Tourist tells the tale of one Jim Tahana, an unbalanced man who travels the US, visiting the sites of grief-filled tragedies and disasters. His fascination with serial killers takes an even darker turn when he visits New Orleans, the site of the mass-murders of Carl Marznap and begins to succumb to impulses he is unable to control.

Michael Cudlitz (Grosse Pointe Blank, The Negotiator, Band of Brothers) is rumoured to be on board as Jim, with Eddie Fernandez (Hancock, TV’s Sons of Anarchy), Donna Ponterotto (Days of our Lives, The Back Up Plan)and Suzanne Quast  making up the rest of the principal cast. Melanie Griffith is said to have now joined as well, although there is no news yet of the part she will play.

Griffith had a very high profile in the 80’s and 90’s, earning a Golden Globe win and Oscar/BAFTA nominations for Working Girl before going on to appear in Bonfire of the Vanities, Pacific Heights and Nobody’s Fool. More recently, she has tended to ply her trade in TV but it will be good to see her back on the big screen in what will hopefully prove to be a decent role in a decent film.

The Grief Tourist is already filming. Thanks to Coming Soon for the news.

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