Director David Slade is Getting Back into Thrillers with 'The Widow'

May 3, 2013
Source: THR

David Slade

After directing The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (arguably the best film in the franchise, which isn't saying much), 30 Days of Night and Hard Candy director David Slade stepped back into more comfortable territory on TV by directing the pilot for "Awake," three episodes of "Hannibal" with Mads Mikkelsen (worth checking out) and an episode of "Breaking Bad." Now the director is coming to big screen thriller territory as THR reports Slade is on board to direct a psychological thriller called The Widow for a company called Vendome Pictures, which financed and produced the Duncan Jones' film Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Ray Wright, who scripted The Crazies and Case 39, is behind the script which follows a young woman who befriends a lonely widow only to discover that their encounter was not a coincidence. And that's all the information we have. There's likely some sort of darker, twisted element to the plot knowing Slade's previous work. Vendome is producing with Anonymous Content, who produced Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and they're looking for a lead actress right now with an eye towards beginning production later this year. Hopefully Slade makes a solid return to the big screen.

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