‘Blood For Dust’ Interview: Scoot McNairy On His Small-Town Crime Thriller, Kit Harington’s Handlebar Mustache, & More

It’s very simple. If Scoot McNairy is in your film, then you know at least one role is in very good hands. McNairy has been one of our finest character actors since breaking out in films such as Monsters, Argo, Killing Them Softly, and the TV series Halt and Catch Fire. Always a busy guy, McNairy’s latest is the gritty small-town crime thriller Blood for Dust.

McNairy stars alongside Kit Harington, Josh Lucas, and Nora Zehetner in the 1992 Montana-set film about a struggling salesman who gets involved in a dangerous but potentially lucrative criminal scheme with an old friend.

As a huge fan of Scoot McNairy, it was my treat to talk with him about Blood for Dust, which I reviewed here. We discussed his approach to this film and working with director Rod Blackhurst, his appreciation for smaller projects, the story’s grisly violence, and his opinion on Harington’s handlebar mustache which is pretty awesome.

Blood for Dust opens in theaters on April 19th.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.