“Crime Story” comes to us courtesy of writer/director Adam Lipsius — the very same Adam Lipsius who wrote and directed the Asylum disaster film “Oceans Rising.” This will mark one of just a handful of times that the double threat has helmed a feature-length film, and looks to be his bleakest outing yet.
Along for the ride is Cress Williams, also known as the Arrowverse’s Black Lightning, playing an exasperated man who seems very much alone in his entirely warranted fear of the wrath of Richard Dreyfuss. Right at the top of the trailer, you’ll also notice fellow “Black Lightning” alum Derek Russo, getting an ulna full of trunk door thanks to Ben Meyers’s anger issues. Newcomer David Steven Perez appears to be one of the sorry individuals that broke into the Dreyfuss household and started this whole mess. You really stepped in it this time, David.
“Crime Story” is scheduled for a limited theatrical release on the same day as its digital/on demand debut on August 13. It’s a long way off, but we’ll get there. Baby steps, Bob.