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Weinstein Arm TWC-Dimension to Take on Ira Levin Stage Thriller 'Veronica's Room'

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! December 4, 2013 at 7:03PM

Bob and Harvey Weinstein announced today that they have secured rights to executive produce, finance and distribute a screen adaptation of author Ira Levin's 1973 Broadway thriller "Veronica's Room" through their new label TWC-Dimension.
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Ira Levin

Bob and Harvey Weinstein announced today that they will executive produce, finance and distribute a screen adaptation of author Ira Levin's 1973 Broadway thriller "Veronica's Room" through their TWC-Dimension label. 

Here's the synopsis:

The dark tale of "Veronica's Room" explores the thin line between fantasy and reality. Students Susan and Larry find themselves enticed to an old New England mansion by its caretakers to meet the sole surviving member of the family. They insist that Susan bears a striking resemblance to Veronica, the family member's long-dead sister. They believe her presence will comfort the dementia-afflicted woman and allow her to die in peace. But what begins as a simple errand of mercy quickly spirals into a nightmare cycle of guilt, sacrifice, and murder.

Ira Levin, who died in 2007, is most famous for his novels "Rosemary's Baby," "The Stepford Wives" and "The Boys from Brazil," which all became acclaimed cult films. His play "Veronica's Room" was recently mounted at Chicago's BoHo Theater. 

The film version will be produced by The Allegiance Theater's Daniel Dubiecki ("Up in the Air") and Lara Alameddine, and it marks the Weinsteins' fifth project under moniker TWC-Dimension, which launched in September.

This article is related to: News, Acquisitions, The Weinstein Company, Dimension Films (The Weinstein Co.), Harvey Weinstein


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