Is The Woman In The Fifth a Psycho?
Ah, the romantic horror flick! It's just so easy to fall in love with a psycho nowadays. Just ask my girlfriend! Anyway there's a new murderous thriller on the way for those of you looking to enjoy a bit of death with your sex!
Variety reports that both Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas have been signed to star in a big screen adaptation of the Douglas Kennedy novel The Woman In The Fifth from Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski.
More soon. In the interim dig on the plot crunch!
Harry Ricks (Hawke) is a man who has lost everything. A romantic mistake at the small American college where he used to teach has cost him his job, his marriage and his relationship with his only child. And when the ensuing scandal threatens to completely destroy him, he votes with his feet and flees... to Paris. He arrives in the French capital in the bleak midwinter, where a series of accidental encounters lands him in a grubby room in a grubby quarter, and a job as a nightwatchman for a sinister operation. Just when Harry begins to think that he has hit rock bottom, romance enters his life. Her name is Margit (Thomas) – an elegant, cultivated Hungarian émigré, long resident in Paris – widowed and, like Harry, alone. But though Harry is soon smitten with her, Margit keeps her distance. She will only see him at her apartment in the fifth arrondissement for a few hours twice a week, and remains guarded about her work, her past, her life. However, Harry’s frustrations with her reticence are soon overshadowed by a ever-growing preoccupation that a dark force is at work in his life – as punishment begins to be meted out to anyone who has recently done him wrong. Before he knows it, he finds himself of increasing interest to the police and waking up in a nightmare from which there is no easy escape.
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