Picked up ahead of its SXSW debut, Small Crimes features Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Joe, a corrupt ex-cop who went to jail for, you guessed it, his “small crimes.” Newly freed, Joe tries to start
over, but he can’t seem to shake his past deeds and the people affected by his crimes. It’s a classic scenario of will-he-won’t-he, as Joe’s tempted by the constant lure of criminal activity and corruption.
Based on a novel of the same name by Dave Zeltserman, the film was adapted by E.L Katz (Cheap Thrills) and Macon Blair (I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore). Both filmmakers got their start in the horror genre and have transitioned into black comedies of the indie crime persuasion. The film also stars House of Cards star Molly Parker as Joe’s love interest, along with Office Space’s Gary Cole as Joe’s former police superior. Look for it to hit Netflix later this month, on April 28th.