Following in the spiritual footsteps of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, the crime thriller Too Late, starring John Hawkes as a troubled private investigator hired to find a missing woman with whom he has a messy relationship, is getting a special 35mm-only theatrical release this spring nationwide. No DCP bookings will be scheduled.

Framed as a story in five acts, Too Late was shot in the 35mm Techniscope format with each chapter comprised of a single 20+ minute uncut shot, approximately the length of a projected film reel. It will open in Los Angeles on March 18 and March 25 in New York City, followed by expansion to other U.S. markets. The filmmakers partnered with Michael Tuckman’s mTuckman Media for the 35mm-only release, with the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain already onboard to exhibit the film. Alamo Drafthouse in Austin is also the home of the annual Fantastic Fest, where Too Late screened earlier this year.

Written and directed by Dennis Hauck in his feature film debut, Too Late also stars Robert Forster, Crystal Reed, Joanna Cassidy, Jeff Fahey, Dichen Lachman, Natalie Zea, Rider Strong, Dash Mihok, and Sydney Tamiia Poitier. Hauck produced along with Taylor Feltner and Alexandra Barreto under Hauck’s Foe Killer Films banner with Vanishing Angle’s Matt Mille and Erich Lochner co-producing.