Variety reports that Ethan Hawke is going to star opposite Kristin Scott Thomas in director Pawel Pawlikowski's The Woman in the Fifth.

The movie will be based on Douglas Kennedy's book. It centers around an American who goes "to Paris in the wake of a scandal that cost him his job as a film lecturer at a small university. He takes up with a widow who might be involved in a series of murders."

Haut et Court is producing this picture with Film4 co-financing. Pawlikowski is going to begin shooting the film this March in Paris.