Simon Baker is on the verge of becoming quite the star, with his television series The Mentalist bagging boffo ratings in America. Now, the Aussie actor has signed up to star in Michael Winterbottom's latest film, The Killer Inside Me, that will co-star Kate Hudson, Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba. Baker will play an attorney tracking a serial killer with the help of the local sheriff, to be played by Affleck. Trouble is, Affleck's lawman is actually the one offing folk in an entirely sociopathic manner. Hudson will play is missus, Alba a local hooker. Winterbottom is known for his ability to coax the best out of actors, which shouldn’t be too hard with the fantastic Casey Affleck. I'm looking forward to this one.