Reiner has never besmirched his 1-for-1 thriller record.
He’s about to go for the 2-for-2, signing on to direct You Belong To Me. THR pitch the core concept well, and it’s an idea I wish I’d had:
The project centers on a psychiatrist who does the one thing you are never supposed to do with your patients: talk about yourself.
I dare say that things go a little One Hour Photo after that. Or, as has been said, Cape Fear. Note the nature of the four main characters and you’ll see what I mean:
Production is planned for the fall in New York and casting will begin immediately for the four leads, which include the psychiatrist, his wife, their daughter and the patient’s brother.
It’s a thriller concept that was waiting to happen.
The screenplay was written by David Murray. I hope it’s good. Reiner himself said:
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. That’s why I decided to take a whack at this one.
Well, good luck Mr. Reiner.
I’ll be keeping a close, hopeful eye on this one.