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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.

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superdogbiter patrick fucking wilson9th-May-2014 12:25 am (UTC)
apolloblanc Re: patrick fucking wilson9th-May-2014 06:55 am (UTC)
yassss sis stan HIM!
faeriegodfag 9th-May-2014 12:29 am (UTC)
I'm guessing this JT/Biel BI's were true. I predict they'll break up this year.
lidahbidah 9th-May-2014 12:55 am (UTC)
Huh? Because she got a movie role? lol

Edited at 2014-05-09 12:55 am (UTC)
insomniachobs 9th-May-2014 02:48 pm (UTC)
I may regret asking this, but what BI?
kwikimart 9th-May-2014 12:29 am (UTC)
This cast...eh

I love that Imogen Poots' full name is Imogen GAY POOTS. Her parents really don't like her smh.

Good for Patrick Wilson tho, he seems to be having a good run
therearewords 9th-May-2014 10:15 am (UTC)
Gay Poots

arisingphoenix 9th-May-2014 12:35 am (UTC)
Jessica's recent films include the illusionist. If you stopped checking for her and woke up in 2012 sure. Which

Fair play. 
josiefier 9th-May-2014 12:39 am (UTC)
Patrick Wilson? And a decent-sounding plot? I'm here for this.
trees 9th-May-2014 12:49 am (UTC)
I can't believe Jessica Biel got a job
korralin 9th-May-2014 12:56 am (UTC)
omg patrick wilson and jbiel are gonna make a fine ass couple
jessicabielus 9th-May-2014 01:21 am (UTC)
yasssss! biel is amazing with darker material i cannot wait!
cosmic_starz 9th-May-2014 02:14 am (UTC)
Imogen is so pretty!
infidelkast 9th-May-2014 02:58 am (UTC)
Cast and plot are so overwhelmingly MEH like why is this being made 
prophecypro 9th-May-2014 10:08 am (UTC)
Nice cast imo, might check it out
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