Director in talks for thriller at W2 Media
Story, penned by Christopher Denham, centers on a married woman’s one night stand with a student coming back to haunt her when the lover begins to date her daughter and stalk her family. W2 is anticipating a spring start.
Kaye (“American History X”) most recently directed Adrien Brody starrer “Detachment,” which world preemed at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Brody portrays a substitute teacher whose growing attachments to students, teachers and a runaway teen cause him to question the solitary life he’s chosen. Tribeca Films acquired U.S. rights in September.
Kaye also directed “Black Water Transit,” a crime drama set in post-Katrina New Orleans starring Laurence Fishburne. “Transit,” which was among the assets of David Bergstein, hasn’t been distributed.
W2 Media came on last month co-finance and distribute “The Theatre Bizarre 2,” a sequel to Severin Films and Mataluna Prods.’ “The Theater Bizarre” horror anthology. It also announced a deal to co-finance and handle international sales for “The Drummer,” starring Aaron Eckhart in a biopic about Beach Boys drummer-songwriter Dennis Wilson.
W2’s John Flock and Adam Krentzman are negotiating with Kaye’s reps at ICM.