Weinsteins to Produce Ira Levin’s Theater Thriller “VERONICA’S ROOM”Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
The gothic stage thriller from Ira Levin, author of ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL, THE STEPFORD WIVES and more, will hit the screen via TWC-Dimension’s Bob and Harvey Wesintein and The Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine.
The dark tale of VERONICA’S ROOM explores the thin line between fantasy and reality. Students Susan and Larry find themselves enticed to an old New England mansion by its caretakers to meet the sole surviving member of the family. They insist that Susan bears a striking resemblance to Veronica, the family member’s long-dead sister. They believe her presence will comfort the dementia-afflicted woman and allow her to die in peace. But what begins as a simple errand of mercy quickly spirals into a nightmare cycle of guilt, sacrifice, and murder.
“From ROSEMARY’S BABY to DEATHTRAP, Harvey and I have been admirers of Ira Levin, as he has created some of the greatest thrillers in film history,” commented TWC & Dimension Films’ Co-Chairmen Bob Weinstein. “With VERONICA’S ROOM we have discovered a hidden gem that is going to reintroduce Ira’s genius to a new generation. It will also provide a fantastic opportunity for top tier actors and actresses to embody Ira Levin’s fascinating, complicated characters.”
“It’s such an honor that after 40 years, the Levin family has trusted us with bringing VERONICA’S ROOM to the big screen. All of Levin’s works are rich in character and story, and this play is another great psychological thriller in the vein of ROSEMARY’S BABY,” said Dubiecki. “Bob and Harvey are our perfect partners for the material, and we look forward to creating another potential classic together.”