Aaron Eckhart (Olympus Has Fallen, Battle Los Angeles) is set to headline the psychological thriller Fade Out, to be directed by Robert Salerno (the producer of Alejandro González Iñárritus 21 Grams, Tom Ford’s A Single Man and Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin), it was announced today by producers Anthony Bregman from Likely Story and Naomi Despres from Artina Films.
Recovering from a nervous breakdown, screenwriter Jim Connelly (Eckhart) spends his days in a tropical beachfront villa being cared for by his glamorous wife Anne. He starts writing a new screenplay about a jealous husband who murders his unfaithful wife, but his intense paranoia and hallucinations cause fiction and reality to blur. As the events in Jim’s screenplay appear to materialize, he becomes a suspect in his own wife’s disappearance and must outrun the police as he pieces together the puzzle seemingly designed by his very own mind.
“‘Fade Out’ is as irresistible as a potent Caribbean cocktail: a twisted mind-bending thriller set in a sun-soaked beach town — from a smart script full of surprising twists, and with true artists in front of and behind the camera, said Anthony Bregman.
Aaron is a versatile actor who has shown immense range across his performances and is the perfect actor to bring the character to life in this Hitchcockian thriller. Were delighted to be partnering with Bob Salerno on his directorial debut and debuting the project at AFM, said Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.
Salerno will direct from an original screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer (Original Sin, Casanova). The Solution Entertainment Groups Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel will executive produce alongside John Penotti and Tim Williams.
Currently in pre-production, principal photography on the film will commence in mid-February 2014 in Puerto Rico.
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