For the last decade or so Christopher Nolan has gone from unknown to one of the most powerful directors on the planet, but it should always be remembered that he’s had a hand in the script for all his movies (often working alongside his brother, Jonah).
Now he’s written something for someone else to helm, alongside co-writer Michael Stokes. The Keys To The Street is based on a Ruth Rendell novel, with Variety reporting that Gemma Arterton and Tim Roth are set to star.
The Amazon plot description of the novel says, ‘For the snobbish, upper-crust that live around London’s Regent’s Park, the homeless are an eye-sore and a nuisance. Only Mary Jargo (Arterton), a meek, sensitive young woman who has recently moved into the neighborhood to house-sit shows compassion. She often shares food and conversation with the unfortunates, particularly Effie, Dill, Roman, and Pharaoh. When someone starts murdering members of Regent’s homeless community and lancing them on the spiked fencing that encloses the park, only Mary seems to notice or care. Through her quest to discover the murderer, she embarks on a journey to overcome what she perceives to be her own insecurities and passivity.’
Roth will play Mary’s psychotic ex-boyfriend, with Max Irons also on-board as a man that Mary has an affair with
Knowing Nolan, he’ll have made the material his own, even if he’s handed the helming reigns to Czech director Julius Sevcik, who plans to shoot the movie early next year.