The story, adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name, follows Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson), a successful architect with a lovely wife (Jessica Biel) in the 1960s. While Walter appears to have the perfect life, he becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder case, which spirals out of control as he faces both a deadly killer (Toby Jones) and an ambitious detective, all while lusting for another woman (Imogen Poots).
Andy Goddard (Torchwood Declassified) is directing from an adapted screenplay by Susan Boyd, with Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa and Ted Hope producing, and Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg and Kelly McCormick serving as executive producers. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales at the Cannes Film Festival, with CAA overseeing domestic sales. Production is scheduled to begin later this year.
Patrick Wilson will next be seen in Stretch, The Man on Carrion Road and Ant-Man. Jessica Biel has The Truth About Emanuel and Nailed awaiting release. Imogen Poots starred in Need for Speed, and she has upcoming projects such as Filth, All Is by My Side and A Long Way Down coming out later this year. Toby Jones is coming off roles in Muppets Most Wanted and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.