Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Annapurna team up for The Silent Patient
Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is teaming up Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B to bring the crime thriller The Silent Patient to the big screen, per The Hollywood Reporter. The film is on the debut novel from Alex Michaelides, which reached the number one spot on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Like the book, the film follows Alicia Berenson, a famous painter married to a popular fashion photographer who seemingly leads a picturesque life in London. One evening, her husband returns home late, and she shoots him five times in the face, then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to give any kind of explanation causes the price of her art skyrockets while she resides at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. A criminal psychotherapist named Theo Faber waits a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to solve the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations which threatens to consume him.
Sue Naegle and Ivana Lombardi will oversee production for Annapurna. Plan B is run by Pitt alongside Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. No other details, including cast and crew, have been announced at this time.
Plan B signed a three-year deal with Annapurna back in 2017, and so far have produced the upcoming untitled Miranda July project. Together, Annapurna and Plan B have produced the Oscar-winners like Vice and If Beale Street Could Talk.