Kilmer plays Sheriff Hofstadder in the D.J. Caruso written and directed adaptation of Brock Cole’s The Goats. This coming of age anti-bullying movie tells the story of two outcast prank victims who run away from summer camp and have an adventure that includes stealing Hofstadder’s car. Co-starring Chandler Canturbury and Annalise Basso. Caruso:
Val is always misunderstood in a way and he’s one of those actors that are dangerous because you don’t know what he’s thinking. You don’t know what he’s going to do and I felt like Hofstadder was one of those characters that actually was trying to do the right thing, but he was just so off kilter that the way he tried to do the right thing would feel creepy and scary…I felt like Val would be perfect in that. He just had a little window and we basically shot his stuff in a day and a half. It was great to reconnect and work with him and hopefully we can do it again soon because I think he’s one of those treasures that were misunderstood. Before I had worked with him I felt he had gone through some trials and tribulations on set that gave him a bad reputation, but I’ve only had great experiences with him.