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Simon Baker to chase Casey Affleck in 'The Killer in Me.' Oh, and Jessica Alba to play a prostitute.

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Simonbaker_lIs it just me, or is the cast for The Killer in Me, an adaptation of Jim Thompson’s noir novel, a bit odd? Simon Baker, star of (say it with me) TV’s No. 1 new show, CBS’ The Mentalist, will play the county attorney who wants to out a West Texas sheriff (played by Casey Affleck) as a killer. That I could deal with. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Alba has also been cast — as a prostitute — and Kate Hudson as the sheriff’s teacher girlfriend. It just went from a movie that I would happily see, to a movie that I will never see. In a sentence. What about you: Are you in or are you out?

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