British director Andy Goddard
, who has directed multiple episodes of Downton Abbey
, is set to direct an indie thriller The Blunderer
, based on Patricia Highsmith
‘s novel of the same name. In other words – get ready for another psychological thriller described as a modern day Hitchcock doled out with a healthy dose of today’s sexuality and violence
… Whatever that means.
At this moment we know that Goddard will direct the whole thing from a script written by Susan Boyd
which revolves around:
…a successful and handsome man named Walter Stackhouse who seems to have it all until the day his wife’s body is found at the bottom of a cliff. Under the intense scrutiny of the investigation he commits one mistake, then another, until – in true Highsmithian fashion – Walter finds his perfect life derailed. Now Walter is running from the obsessions of the murderer, and the suspicions of the lead cop, not to mention his own increasingly life-threatening blunders.
Ted Hope and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon will produce, along with Sierra Pictures
who will also finance the film.
We’ll keep an eye on The Blunderer
, stay tuned for more updates!