Matt Reeves to direct 'Invisible Woman'
producer J.J. Abrams and scribe Drew Goddard to scare up another monster tale for the “Cloverfield” sequel. There’s a good chance the sequel will be Reeves’ next film, in which case he will direct “The Invisible Woman” afterward. “Woman” is a Hitchcock-style thriller that probes the mind of a former beauty queen who turns to a life of crime to protect her family. Reeves wrote the script and will produce with Abrams and GreeneStreet’s John Penotti, Fisher Stevens and Tim Williams. “Matt has created a truly original and compelling character and story,” said GreeneStreet’s Penotti. GreeneStreet will finance “The Invisible Woman,” and GreeneStreet Intl. will sell overseas territories. With a $25 million budget, a strong concept and cast of unknowns, “Cloverfield” scored a $46 million opening frame, which was a record for a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Paramount gave away almost no first-dollar gross, making the film a bargain for the studio. GreeneStreet recently completed two films: the John Polson-directed “Tenderness,” starring Russell Crowe, which was just set for distribution at Lionsgate, and “Bill,” directed by Melisa Wallack and Bernie Goldmann, whichwill be distributed by First Look Studios.