Patrick Wilson (Insidious, The Conjuring), Jessica Biel (Total Recall, Valentine’s Day), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, Fright Night) and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games, Captain America) have joined the cast of the currently-untitled adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Blunderer, which has Andy Goddard (Set Fire to the Stars) attached to direct.
Published in 1954, The Blunderer is set against a backdrop of early 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse (Wilson) is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara (Biel) and leading a charmed and perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer (Jones) and an over-ambitious detective. Walter’s obsession, his lies and his lust for another woman (Poots) will collide in a crush of guilt, innocence and, ultimately, fate.
Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa, along with Ted Hope and Sierra Pictures will produce the psychological thriller. Sierra Pictures will finance. The executive producers are Sierra/Affinity’s Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg and Kelly McCormick.
Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales of the project making it available to buyers for the first time at this years Cannes Film Festival. CAA is overseeing the sale of the project domestically. The film is slated to begin production later this year.
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