Remember Adrian Lyne?

Adrian Lyne to Direct Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith Deep WaterEleven years ago Adrian Lyne directed Diane Lane to a Best Actress Oscar nomination in Unfaithful. Since then he's directed nothing. Now the director of Flashdance, Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal is ready to get back behind the camera with Deep Water at Fox.

Written by Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium), the film is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller telling the story of Vic and Melinda, an attractive young married couple whose mind games with each other take a twisted turn when people around them start turning up dead.

Previous Highsmith adaptations include Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train and Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, which starred Matt Damon, Jude Law and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Deadline delivers the news and with it the unsurprising news a "big star" is already in discussions, though whether or not it's for the role of Vic or Melinda is unclear.

Personally this is exciting news and I hope it was the script that attracted Lyne rather than Highsmith's novel. A good story is easy to come by, but a good adaptation is quite a different thing.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Really could not care less about this

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HelloKitty/ Hello Kitty

    The only film I really liked of his was Jacob's Ladder. I will admit that Flashdance was a guilty pleasure of mine though, Love the book cover.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/deerhunter/ deerhunter

    Lyne's best film remains Fatal Attraction - the best film of 1987. Anyways, it's good to see him back as I've always considered him a relative to fellow Brit Alan Parker in terms of style and visual technique.

  • James Smith

    I wanna see if Martin Brest ever returns