Just a few days after landing an acting role in The Wolf of Wall Street, THR reports that Rob Reiner is set to head into thriller territory directing You Belong To Me. David Murray wrote the screenplay, which is being compared to the 1991 thriller Cape Fear.
The story centers on a psychiatrist, who commits the cardinal sin of telling patients about himself, and ends up being stalked by one of them. This marks the director’s return to horror/thrillers for the first time since 1990’s Misery. Here’s what the filmmaker had to say about coming back to genre fare, “They are hard to make well, but this one has a deep psychological bent to it and a big twist in the end that I didn’t see coming. That’s why I decided to take a whack at this one.”
The project is on the fast track, with casting starting up immediately for the four lead roles: the psychiatrist, his wife, their daughter, and the patient. Shooting is scheduled to begin this fall in New York City.