Actress Katherine Heigl is set to venture into genre territory, signing on for the upcoming thriller Face Blind.

Katherine Heigl will star as a psychologist who suffers from a puzzling disorder where she can't tell people apart by their faces. A man who terrorized one of her patients starts to target the shrink, and when she can't recognize him, her husband thinks she's losing her mind. The project is described as being in the same vein as The Others.

Dominic Harari and Teresa de Pelegri wrote the screenplay, with Katherine Heigl also set to produce alongside Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray of Maven Pictures.

It isn't known when production will start on Face Blind.