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Brian De Palma To Direct Thriller ‘The Truth And Other Lies’

Brian De Palma To Direct Thriller 'The Truth And Other Lies'

It’s been four years since Brian De Palma‘s last film, “Passion,” but it’s not been for lack of trying. “Happy Valley,” set to star Al Pacino, fell apart at HBO, and last year it was announced that De Palma was in pre-production on the thriller “Lights Out,” but that also seems to have gone away. But a new project has popped up for the director, and let’s hope this one sticks.

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Deadline reports that De Palma will helm an adaptation of Sascha Arango‘s novel “The Truth And Other Lies.” The black comedy, which will have a script from the author, follows a man, whose wife secretly authors his best-selling novels, who can’t let go of his mistress. Here’s the book synopsis: 

Henry Hayden seems like someone you might admire, or even come to think of as a friend. A famous bestselling author. A loving and devoted husband. A generous and considerate neighbor. But Henry Hayden is a construction, a mask. His past is a secret, his methods more so. Only he and his wife know that she is the actual writer of the novels that made him famous.
When his hidden-in-plain-sight mistress becomes pregnant, it seems his carefully conceived façade is about to crumble. And on a rain-soaked night at the edge of a dangerous cliff, his permanent solution becomes his most terrible mistake.
Now not only are the police after Henry but his past — which he has painstakingly kept hidden — threatens to catch up with him as well. Henry is an ingenious man, and he works out an ingenious plan, weaving lies, truths, and half-truths into a story that might help him survive. Still, the noose tightens.

This sounds like in De Palma’s wheelhouse — crime, sex, scandal. No word yet on when this might lens, but here’s hoping it doesn’t get lost in development.

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