'The Little Things': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HBO Max serial killer thriller

The acclaimed Denzel Washington stars as Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe 'Deke' Deacon. He is joined by Academy Award-winning actors Rami Malek as L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim 'Jimmy' Baxter, and Jared Leto as the strange Albert Sparma


                            'The Little Things': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HBO Max serial killer thriller
Denzel Washington teams up with Rami Malek in 'The Little Things' (HBO Max)

After witnessing the likes of 'Se7en', 'Mindhunter', and more recently 'The Sinner', HBO Max brings to us the enticing story of a deputy sheriff and a sergeant searching for a Los Angeles serial killer. Dropping soon, this one's a treat for fans of true crime who like to take the edge off with fictional reenactments on the screen. If you love a good detective thriller and harbor a disturbing obsession with society's most notorious killers, this film's Charles Manson-esque avatar of Jared Leto might be the one for you. If not, Denzel Washington's creepy double persona might. Titled 'The Little Things', read on to find out all about the upcoming film.

Release date:

'The Little Things' premieres on Friday, January 29, available for streaming only on HBO Max.

Plot:

According to the official synopsis of the film, "Deputy Sheriff Joe 'Deke' Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case."

(L-R) Rami Malek, Jared Letto, and Denzel Washington in 'The Little Things' (HBO Max)

Cast:

The acclaimed Denzel Washington stars in the film as Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon. He is joined by Academy Award-winning actors Rami Malek as L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim "Jimmy" Baxter, and Jared Leto as the strange Albert Sparma - who is the suspected killer. The film also stars Natalie Morales, Terry Kinney as Captain Farris, Chris Bauer as Sal Rizoli, Joris Jarsky as Detective Rogers, Isabel Arraiza as Anna Baxter, Michael Hyatt as Flo Dunigan, Sofia Vassilieva as Tina Salvatore, Jason James Richter as Detective Dennis Williams, Kerry O'Malley as Mrs. Roberts, Sheila Houlahan, and John Harlan Kim.

Creator:

'The Little Things' has been written and directed by 'The Highwaymen' creator John Lee Hancock, who is also known for 'The Blind Side', 'The Rookie', and 'Saving Mr. Banks'.

Trailer: 

The trailer might have you hooked, especially the moments where Washington and Malek are achingly close to making an arrest and all they end up in is a giant field with empty graves gaping for justice all across. Check it out right here.



 

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'Zodiac'

'The Night Stalker',

'The Hunt for the BTK Killer',

'Green River Killer'

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