MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS (2021) Preview of serial killer thriller



Midnight in the Switchgrass is a 2021 American thriller about an ​investigation into a string of unsolved murder cases. Based on the true story of Texas’ most dangerous serial killer.

Directed by Randall Emmett – making his directorial debut – from a screenplay written by Alan Horsnail (The Fortress). Produced by Randall Emmett, George Furla, Alex Eckert and Timothy C. Sullivan.

The Emmett Furla Oasis Films-Pimenta-BondIt Media Capital co-production stars Bruce Willis, Megan Fox, Emile Hirsch and Machine Gun Kelly.



FBI agent Karl Helter (Bruce Willis) and his partner Rebecca Lombardi (Megan Fox) are very close to busting a human-trafficking ring. When they realise their investigation has crossed the path of a brutal serial killer, they team up with Texas Ranger Byron Crawford (Emile Hirsch) who has years on this case.

When Rebecca herself is abducted by their target and her life hangs in the balance, Karl and Byron have a precious few hours to piece together the last clues and put an end to the infamous ‘Truck Stop Killer’…

Release date:

Lionsgate will release Midnight in the Switchgrass theatrically in the USA on July 23rd 2021.

Cast and characters:

Bruce Willis … Karl Helter
Megan Fox … Rebecca Lombardi
Emile Hirsch … Byron Crawford
Colson Baker aka Machine Gun Kelly
Jackie Cruz
Michael Beach
Lukas Haas … Peter
Caitlin Carmichael … Tracey Lee
Sistine Rose Stallone … Heather
Swen Temmel … Officer Gary
Tyler Jon Olson … Fred
Welker White … Ms Kellog
Olive Elise Abercrombie … Bethany
David M Sandoval Jr. … Detective
Bobbie Shaw Chance … Barbara Cubber

Filming locations:

Puerto Rico

Technical details:

99 minutes


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Fun facts:

Emile Hirsch, Bruce Willis and Lukas Haas previously appeared in Alpha Dog (2006).

Red band trailer: