“Zero Dark Thirty” thesp Mark Strong is set to star opposite Nicole Kidman in Rowan Joffe’s psychological thriller “Before I Go to Sleep,” which is being shopped to foreign buyers at AFM.
Joffe is adapting S.J. Watson’s bestselling book of the same name for Millennium Films/Nu Image.
Story follows a north London woman (Kidman) who wakes up every morning remembering nothing. Her husband tells her she suffered a trauma, and that she dare not leave home. She sneaks off to a doctor (Strong) who gives her a small digital recorder and urges her to play back her thoughts day after day in hopes of re-integrating her mind.
Scott Free’s Ridley Scott and Liza Marshall
are producing with Mark Gill
and Matthew O’Toole, while exec producers
include Peter Heslop, Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort
, Trevor Short
, Boaz Davidson
and John Thompson
. Pic is skedded to lense early next year in London.
Strong, who will next be seen in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” recently wrapped “Welcome to the Punch
” with James McAvoy. He’s currently filming the indie pic “Mindscape
” and will soon be seen in AMC’s “Low Winter Sun.”
Strong is repped by CAA and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin.