Vendome Pictures announced today that it has acquired the spec script The Widow written by Ray Wright. Vendome's CEO Philippe Rousselet will produce the project along with Steve Golin and Alix Madigan of Anonymous Content. Vendome will also finance the film for which it is currently seeking a director with plans to commence production this year.
Rousselet stated, "'The Widow' is one of those rare pieces that is as interesting and different as it is commercial. Ray's script, which is so nuanced and surprising both in terms of plot and character, is certain to garner attention from some of the smartest and most dynamic filmmakers and talent. We look forward to putting it together over the coming months."
Golin added, "We are thrilled to be in business again with Ray Wright, and look forward to working with our friends at Vendome on this exceptional piece of material."
The Widow is an elevated psychological thriller that follows a young woman who befriends a lonely widow only to discover that their encounter was not a coincidence.
Wright previously wrote The Crazies, starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell.
Vendome's President of Production, Guy Stodel, and Vice President of Production and Development, Sarah Schweitzman, will oversee the project on behalf of Vendome.