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All-Star Cast Lines Up for Andy Goddard's Cannes-Bound Patricia Highsmith Adaptation

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! May 9, 2014 at 12:07PM

Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots and Toby Jones have joined the cast of Brit helmer Andy Goddard's Untitled Patricia Highsmith adaptation.
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The Blunderer

International stars Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots and Toby Jones have joined the cast of Brit helmer Andy Goddard's yet-to-be-titled Patricia Highsmith adaptation.

Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson

Killer Films' Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa, along with Ted Hope and Sierra Pictures will produce this psychological thriller, optioned and adapted from Highsmith's 1954 novel "The Blunderer" by Susan Boyd, whose husband, screenwriter William Boyd, is exec producing. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales at the Cannes market this month. The film is set to begin production later this year.

Director Goddard recently directed episodes of "Downton Abbey," and has taken the reins for horror series including "Dracula" and "Once Upon a Time."

Ted Hope describes "The Blunderer" as "a modern day Hitchcock doled out with a healthy dose of today's sexuality and violence, but told with the wit, cunning, and drama that makes Andy the perfect choice for his feature film debut." More on the synopsis below.

"The Blunderer" follows the young, successful and handsome, Walter Stackhouse who seems to have it all, that is, 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.

Highsmith's sinuous mystery novels have yielded such classics as "Purple Noon," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Strangers on a Train" and, most recently, "The Two Faces of January," which opened the San Francisco International Film Festival and will play the Los Angeles Film Festival this Summer.


Currently, maverick director Todd Haynes ("Far From Heaven," "I'm Not There") is trying his hand at a Highsmith adaptation with "Carol," a lesbian romance starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara that comes from the 1952 novel "The Price of Salt."

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