Cannes: Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel Join Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 'The Blunderer'
Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots and Toby Jones have joined an untitled film based on a novel by acclaimed mystery writer Patricia Highsmith.
The psychological thriller is produced by Killer Films' Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa, along with Ted Hope and Sierra Pictures. The film is slated to begin production later this year with Andy Goddard directing.
Sierra Pictures will finance the film, which was adapted by Susan Boyd from Highsmith's 1954 novel The Blunderer. The story, set in early 1960s New York, follows Walter Stackhouse (Wilson), a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara (Biel) who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer (Jones) and an overambitious detective while at the same time lusting after another woman (Poots).
Sierra/Affinity's Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg and Kelly McCormick are executive producing with the company also handling international sales at this year’s Cannes Film Festival; CAA is handling domestic sales.
Wilson was most recently seen in horror pics The Conjuring, Insidious and Insidious 2. He's repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.
Biel is reuniting with Wilson, with whom she starred in The A-Team. Her recent films include Hitchcock, Total Recall and The Illusionist. She's repped by CAA.
Poots' recent credits include Need for Speed and That Awkward Moment. She's repped by CAA, Independent Talent and Morris Yorn.
Jones appeared in hit superhero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier and played Claudius Templesmith in The Hunger Games franchise. He's repped by UTA.