Paul Verhoeven to Direct Erotic Thriller


Basic Instinct helmer Paul Verhoeven is in talks to direct the untitled Wendy Miller thriller for Relativity Media.

The story centers on a college intern who finds himself trapped in a dangerous affair with the boss’s wife. Variety says the project is described as Risky Business meets Fatal Attraction.

Relativity, which picked up the script in May, has fast-tracked the project and is eyeing a first-quarter 2009 start date. Miller is penning a rewrite under Verhoeven’s direction.