Now with "Dexter" over, Michael C. Hall is making a break for it as a big screen actor, playing the lead in the gritty indie thriller "Cold in July," directed by Jim Mickle ("Stake Land," "We Are What We Are"). The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and opens in limited release and on VOD on May 23. Indiewire has the film's first trailer.

In the film, Hall plays a Texan who kills an intruder. When the victims' father comes a-knockin', all hell breaks loose. Sam Shepard and Don Johnson co-star.

Watch the trailer for the IFC Films release below: