Andy Goddard (“Downton Abbey,” “Doctor Who”) is set to direct an adaptation of author Patricia Highsmith’s 1954 novel “The Blunderer” at Killer Films and Sierra Pictures.
The story follows the young, successful and handsome Walter Stackhouse, who seems to have it all until his wife’s body is found at the bottom of a cliff. Under suspicion, he must flee from the murderer and the cops.
The work was Highsmith’s third novel following “Strangers on a Train” and “The Price of Salt”. It was followed immediately after by “The Talented Mr. Ripley”.
Susan Boyd has penned the script after she and her novelist/screenwriter husband William Boyd optioned the novel. Ted Hope and Christine Vachon will produce.