Cannes: Aaron Paul, Jane Lynch to Star in 'The Killing Kind' (Exclusive)

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Aaron Paul, Jane Lynch

The film is set in a sleepy Southern town where a man tries to avoid a life of crime until a rival family kills his fiancee.

Aaron Paul and Jane Lynch will star in psychological thriller The Killing Kind.

John-Michael Powell wrote and will direct the film about family, rivalry, retribution and the irresistible lure of violence. Set in a sleepy Southern town, the dark thriller follows Lucas (Paul), who is trying to avoid a life of crime but his morals are put to the test when a member of a rival family guns down his fiancee, setting him off on a path of revenge.

David Dastmalchian and Iddo Goldberg also will star in the Solution and Midnight Road Entertainment film, which is set to start principal photography in November. Lynch will play a character named Darlene, while Dastmalchian plays Sid and Goldberg plays Tuck.

Vincent Sieber (Narnia), Kitty Kaletsky and Myles Nestel (Wheelman) are producing, while Mark Gordon and Lisa Wilson will executive produce. The Solution, which is fully financing, is representing international rights and will launch the project in Cannes. UTA is handling domestic rights.

Paul, known for his starring role on the AMC series Breaking Bad, currently stars on the Hulu series The Path. His recent film credits include Triple 9 and Central Intelligence, and he recently shot The Burning Woman with Christina Hendricks and Sienna Miller. Paul is repped by UTA.

Lynch, who won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her work on the Fox series Glee, starred in Christopher Guest’s Netflix film Mascots and voices a character in the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. She is repped by Domain Talent and Hansen, Jacobson.

Powell is an accomplished film editor, having worked on Sundance film L.A. Times and Bleeding Heart. The Killing Kind will be his feature directorial debut.