Kevin Bacon is set to star and produce a new supernatural thriller ‘You Should Have Left’ with David Koepp helming the picture.
The 59-year-old ‘Footloose’ star is teaming up with David Koepp and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions to adapt the 2017 book of the same name by German author Daniel Kehlmann, The Hollywood Reporter say.
Koepp has adapted the book and is set to helm the new movie which is being slated to start production this year.
The book tells the story of a screenwriter who holes up in a remote house in the Alps with his wife and daughter in order to work on a sequel to his big hit.
But however, like Stephen King’s classing ‘The Shining’ – which was adapted by Stanley Kubrick back in 1980 – the writer begins to lose his mind.
The book – which was written in first-person – has been praised for its twists and scares.The company is planning to start shooting later this year. The project is based on Daniel Kehlmann’s novel, which centers on a screenwriter in a remote house in the Alps working on a sequel to his hit film. The writer begins to lose his bearings thanks to unexplained occurrences. The book was published in 2017.
However, the movie adaptation will change the original story and will feature a wealthy man with a younger wife and a six-year-old child, instead of the screenwriter.
It was reported that Bacon brought the novel to Koepp – who worked with the actor in the 1999 thriller ‘Stir of Echoes’.
Recently Bacon’s wife Kyra Sedgwick revealed she cast him in her first movie to generate money for the project.
Sedgwick made her directorial debut with Lifetime TV film ‘Story of a Girl’ and though she is delighted with her spouse’s portrayal of gay diner owner Michael, she admitted she had more practical reasons for getting him on board with the project.
She said: “I always wanted Kevin to be in it to play Michael. I just thought it was a great role for him and the truth is, when we were trying to make it as an independent feature, we were trying to raise money and I asked him if he would be interested in playing that role — not because I thought he would be brilliant, but frankly because he would get the movie made.”
“He loved the part. He said he thought it was the best part in the movie. It’s a special, excellent part — he’s never played a role quite like that before.”