TWC-Dimension announced today that Mark Bomback (The Wolverine, Unstoppable, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) has signed on to pen Veronica’s Room, a big-screen adaptation of author Ira Levin’s (“Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Stepford Wives,” “Deathtrap”) 1973 Broadway thriller. Bomback did production re-writes on 50 Shades of Grey and his script Art of Racing in the Rain is currently in development at Universal.
The dark tale of Veronica’s Room explores the thin line between fantasy and reality. Students Susan and Larry find themselves enticed to an old New England mansion by its caretakers to meet the sole surviving member of the family. They insist that Susan bears a striking resemblance to Veronica, the family member’s long-dead sister. They believe her presence will comfort the dementia-afflicted woman and allow her to die in peace. But what begins as a simple errand of mercy quickly spirals into a nightmare cycle of guilt, sacrifice, and murder.
“Mark coming on board is huge for this project. He shares the same passion for Ira’s play that I do and together we hope to make something very sinister and special,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company.
“I’ve been a massive fan of the brilliant Ira Levin for as long as I can remember, and it’s a true privilege to adapt this creepy gem of a story,” said Bomback.
“Mark’s immense talent and his passion for Ira’s work is a perfect match to honor and elevate one of Ira’s most psychologically thrilling stories,” said Dubiecki.
Veronica’s Room will be produced by The Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki (Juno, Up in the Air) and Lara Alameddine. The Allegiance Theater’s Tim Crane is executive producer on Veronica’s Room and co-producer is head of development Carly Norris, who brought the project to the company to develop. Overseeing production for TWC-Dimension are SVP of Production and Creative Affairs, Matthew Signer and VP of Production and Development, Keith Levine.