Project based on 1973 Broadway play
Bob and Harvey Weinstein will exec produce, finance and distribute a film adaptation of “Veronica’s Room,” based on Ira Levin’s 1973 Broadway thriller.
The film will be produced by the Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine, who brought the project to the Weinsteins’ TWC-Dimension.
Story centers on a young couple who are persuaded to visit an old New England mansion by its caretakers to meet the sole surviving member of the family. They insist that the female bears a striking resemblance to Veronica, the family member’s long-dead sister, leading to a nightmare cycle of guilt, sacrifice and murder.
Eileen Heckart, Arthur Kennedy, Regina Baff and Kipp Osborne played the leads in the 1973 production.
The Allegiance Theater’s Tim Crane is exec producing, and Carly Norris is co-producing. Matthew Signer and Keith Levine are overseeing for TWC.
Levin also wrote the novels “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Stepford Wives.”
The Weinstein brothers announced TWC-Dimension in September as a label for titles about which they both have a passion. They have previously announced “Paddington,” “Murder Mystery,” “Passengers” and “Regression” as the first titles.