Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
New Images Of Kristen Stewart In Stoner Comedy 'American Ultra' And Sci-Fi 'Equals' New Images Of Kristen Stewart In Stoner Comedy 'American Ultra' And Sci-Fi 'Equals' Watch: First Trailer For Serial Killer Thriller 'Solace' Starring Anthony Hopkins And Colin Farrell Watch: First Trailer For Serial Killer Thriller 'Solace' Starring Anthony Hopkins And Colin Farrell Watch: Full Length 'Making Batman Begins' Doc, Christopher Nolan Talks Legacy Of Film On 10th Anniversary Watch: Full Length 'Making Batman Begins' Doc, Christopher Nolan Talks Legacy Of Film On 10th Anniversary ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Probably End After Season 8, But HBO Is Open To Prequels & More ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Probably End After Season 8, But HBO Is Open To Prequels & More Zack Snyder Talks Christopher Nolan's Batman Legacy & Building The DC Universe From The Ground Up Zack Snyder Talks Christopher Nolan's Batman Legacy & Building The DC Universe From The Ground Up Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 10 All-Time Best Episodes Of 'Parks And Recreation' The 10 All-Time Best Episodes Of 'Parks And Recreation' The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Rob Reiner Makes A Return To Genre With Psychiatric Thriller 'You Belong To Me'

The Playlist By Charlie Schmidlin | The Playlist June 25, 2012 at 11:44AM

Since recently putting his name to such feel-good schmaltz as “Flipped” and “The Bucket List,” it appears director Rob Reiner now craves a return to the darker films of his early career (“Ghosts of Mississippi,” “Misery”). He's just signed on to co-star as Leonardo DiCaprio's dad in Martin Scorsese's “Wolf of Wall Street,” making his first on-screen appearance since 2003's “Alex & Emma,” and has now announced he will direct a psychological thriller in the vein of “Cape Fear.”
0
Rob Reiner

Since recently putting his name to such feel-good schmaltz as “Flipped” and “The Bucket List,” it appears director Rob Reiner now craves a return to the darker films of his early career (“Ghosts of Mississippi,” “Misery”). He's just signed on to co-star as Leonardo DiCaprio's dad in Martin Scorsese's “Wolf of Wall Street,” making his first on-screen appearance since 2003's “Alex & Emma,” and has now announced he will direct a psychological thriller in the vein of “Cape Fear.”

THR reports Reiner is set to shoot “You Belong to Me,” which was written by David Murray, and follows a psychiatrist who professionally transgresses by talking about himself with a patient, and then deals with the dangerous consequences of that decision. Reiner recently expressed an admiration for the thriller genre, and cleared up reasons why he's stayed away from them for his past few films. “They are hard to make well, but this one has a deep psychological bent to it and a big twist in the end that I didn't see coming,” he said. "That's why I decided to take a whack at this one."

Richard Lewis of Southpaw Entertainment will produce alongside Scott Steindorff and Alan Greisman of Stone Village, and casting for the four leads, which include the psychiatrist, his wife, their daughter, and the patient's brother, has already begun. Though his output recently has been mediocre at best, “Misery” showed Reiner to be more than capable of matching memorably deranged scenes and characters to a twisted narrative, so another effort in the genre could place him well back on track quality-wise.

Reiner's latest film, “The Magic of Belle Island,” which stars Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen, opens July 6th, after which point Reiner hopes to shoot “You Belong to Me” in New York during the fall.

This article is related to: Rob Reiner, You Belong To Me


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates