Because, Apparently, Oklahoma City Makes a Better Fort Worth Than Fort Worth
The Texas flag's waving in the Oklahoma breeze at this very moment: Noted The Oklahoman yesterday, director Michael Winterbottom's about 200 miles north of here shooting the second big-screen adaptation of Jim Thompson's 1952 novel The Killer Inside Me, about a deeply disturbed West Texas lawman who kills 'cause he just can't help himself. Casey Affleck's playing Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford, and the cast also features the likes of Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Ned Beatty, Simon Baker and Bill Pullman.
And while producers did consider shooting in Texas, well, they decided to go with Oklahoma City -- which, at this very moment, so happens to be doubling for downtown Fort Worth circa 1957. Says producer Brad Schlei in one of several accompanying video interviews, "We went to Texas, we went to New Mexico ... and Michael really loved it here. It has everything we need." Which means the closest Killer Inside Me gets to Fort Worth is MC 900 Ft Jesus's 1991 track off Welcome to My Dream, apparently.