Writer/director Rowan Joffe’s has cast Nicole Kidman (‘Stoker,’ ‘The Paperboy’) and Mark Strong (‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ ‘Welcome to the Punch’) in his dramatic thriller ‘Before I Go to Sleep,’ reports Variety.
Adapted from Steve Watson’s debut novel of the same name, the story follows Christine Lucas, a married mother of one living in north London who, following a catastrophic accident in her mid-twenties, suffers from amnesia. Waking each morning remembering nothing, Christine goes off to a doctor (Strong) who gives her a small digital recorder and urges her to play back her thoughts day after day in hopes of re-integrating her mind. She does and it works, but what follows is a a terrifying voyage of discovery that will ultimately have startling consequences for her and all who love her, leading her to question whether the truth is sometimes better left forgotten.
‘Before I Go to Sleep’ will be produced by Ridley Scott and Liza Marshall with Mark Gill and Matthew O’Toole. Principal photography is expected to kick off early next year in London.