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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #44. Dan Krauss – The Kill Team

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #44. Dan Krauss – The Kill Team

Who better to adapt non-fic to fiction than …. the filmmaker himself. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, Dan Krauss moved into the 2015 June Screenwriters Lab to climb onto the fiction version of The Kill Team with casting taking place in October of 2016, and production beginning in September of 2017. Teamed with the exceptional cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine (Jackie), Alexander Skarsgård, Nat Wolff and Adam Long boarded the project before A24 swooping in for distrib rights this past month.

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Gist: Based on the true story told in the docu, The Kill Team centers on Adam (Wolff), an eager American soldier who doesn’t fit in with his rowdy, trigger-happy squad and is coerced by his new sergeant (Skarsgård) into killing civilians against his will — or be killed by his own comrades if he blows the whistle on the scheme. Morrow will play Adam’s father, a former Marine who is proud of his son but becomes concerned when he learns that Adam’s unit is not what he signed up for.

Production Co./Producers: Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (First Man), Adrián Guerra, Isaac Klausner.

Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Competition.

U.S. Distributor: A24. Cornerstone Films (international).

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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