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Sam Mendes Takes A Peek Into ‘The Voyeur’s Motel’

Sam Mendes Takes A Peek Into 'The Voyeur's Motel'

After back-to-back movies guiding James Bond through his latest adventures of international intrigue, it looks like Sam Mendes is eager to return studying the avenues of domestic life. And an upcoming effort will find him detailing a yarn that’s just too odd to not be real.

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Mendes will direct the Steven Spielberg-produced adaptation of Gay Talese‘s upcoming, non-fiction book “The Voyeur’s Motel.” Indeed, it will tell the true story of Gerald Roos, who bought a motel for the purpose of spying on his guests having sex, which he did for decades without being caught. Well, there’s a sure fire to way to prevent us from ever renting a hotel room again. Here’s the book synopsis: 

On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man went on to tell Talese a remarkable, shocking secret, so compelling that Talese traveled to Colorado to verify it in person. But because the letter-writer insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, certain the story would remain untold.
Over the next thirty-five years, the man occasionally reached out to Talese to fill him in on the latest developments in his life, but he continued to insist on anonymity. Finally, after thirty-five years, he’s ready to go public.

Provocative stuff. The book will published this summer if you want to get a jump on what it’s all about. No word yet on when production might begin. [Deadline]

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