Chadwick to Direct The Property

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Material Entertainment, the U.K.-based production joint venture between New Line Cinema and Entertainment Film Distributors, is in advanced talks with Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) to direct The Property, a contemporary London thriller.

According to Variety, The Property, which Justin Trefgarne is rewriting from Clive Dawson’s original script, is the story of a young professional couple who acquire their dream home by underhanded means, only for the previous owner to return, looking for revenge.

Material topper Robert Jones will produce with Claire Moorsom of Seymour Films. Margaret Matheson is executive producer.

“‘The Property’ has intriguing, morally ambiguous characters and is a gripping story about the lengths supposedly decent people will go to get what they want, and how their decency disintegrates when the consequences are far worse than they could ever imagine,” Jones said.