Charlie Kaufman Set to Direct 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' for Netflix

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Kaufman will also pen the thriller, which is based on a novel by Iain Reid.

For his next feature, Charlie Kaufman is making the jump to Netflix.

The Being John Malkovich filmmaker, who hasn't been in the director's chair since 2015's stop-motion drama Anomalisa, is set to write and direct an adaption of Iain Reid's I'm Thinking of Ending Things for the streamer.

The novel takes place on a road trip, where Jake is taking his girlfriend to meet his parents on their secluded farm, all the while Jake's girlfriend is thinking of ending things. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty and sheer terror ensues.

Anthony Bregman — who worked with Kaufman on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Synecdoche, New York — and Stefanie Azpiazu will produce via their Likely Story banner. Kaufman will also produce, while Reid will serve as co-producer.

Kaufman, who is credited as a writer on Doug Liman's upcoming sci-fi feature, Chaos Walking, is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.