David Slade has signed on to direct The Widow for Vendome Pictures.

Ray Wright (The Crazies, Case 39) wrote the screenplay, which follows a young woman who becomes friends with a lonely widow, only to discover that their meeting was not by chance.

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Vendome CEO Philippe Rousselet is producing alongside Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Alix Madigan. Here's what Philippe Rousselet had to say about bringing David Slade on board to direct.

"We are thrilled to be working on this piece with David. He is such a dynamic filmmaker, and we are excited about his vision to make this movie a throwback to some of the most iconic thrillers in cinematic history -- not to mention the two females leads being the strongest and most interesting we have seen in some time."

David Slade last directed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and several episodes of the NBC series Hannibal, including the pilot.