Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (Black Book) will develop and direct 20th Century Fox thriller The Surrogate. Ralph Winter is producing via his Winter Road production company along with Deborah Giarratana, Robin Guthrie and Susana Zepeda.
Based on the 2004 book by Kathryn Mackel, the story centers on a couple desperate to have a child who find themselves in an unbearable position when they find out the surrogate they hired to carry their baby is insane.
Roderick Taylor and Bruce Taylor wrote the original draft.
Verhoeven’s credits include RoboCop, Total Recall and Basic Instinct. He is also developing The Winter Queen, with Milla Jovovich attached to star.