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The Weinstein Company-Dimension partnership has announced that it will finance, executive produce and distribute an adaptation of the play Veronica's Room.
The play was written by Ira Levin, who also wrote Rosemary's Baby, and it also appeared on Broadway, reports Deadline. Levin passed away in 2007.
The Allegiance Theater's Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine will produce the film. Bob Weinstein said in a statement, "From Rosemary's Baby to Deathtrap, Harvey and I have been admirers of Ira Levin, as he has created some of the greatest thrillers in film history."
Weinstein added that the film is "a hidden gem that is going to reintroduce Ira's genius to a new generation. It will also provide a fantastic opportunity for top tier actors and actresses to embody Ira Levin's fascinating, complicated characters," notes The Hollywood Reporter.
Veronica's Room follows a woman, Susan, who goes to visit a New England mansion. with her boyfriend, being watched over by an elderly couple after being asked. They want her to visit since she is supposedly a ringer for an older woman's sister and seeing her will help to calm the woman, who suffers from dementia. Susan soon finds herself unable to leave and forced to wear Veronica's clothes.