Eddie Marsan Joins Movie Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s ‘The Blunderer’

Eddie Marsan has been cast in Andy Goddard’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Blunderer.
The untitled film will also star Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel and Haley Bennett.

276203For two years, Walter Stackhouse has been a faithful and supportive husband to his wife, Clara. She is distant and neurotic, and Walter finds himself harboring gruesome fantasies about her demise. When Clara’s dead body turns up at the bottom of a cliff in a manner uncannily resembling the recent death of a woman named Helen Kimmel who was murdered by her husband, Walter finds himself under scrutiny. He commits several blunders that claim his career and his reputation, cost him his friends, and eventually threaten his life. The Blunderer examines the dark obsessions that lie beneath the surface of seemingly ordinary people. With unerring psychological insight, Patricia Highsmith portrays characters who cross the precarious line separating fantasy from reality.

Marsan recently featured in The World’s End and Filth, and will star in the upcoming television adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

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