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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Mark Bomback to pen Veronica's Room

03.06.2014by: Ryan Miller

We learned that Ira Levin's Broadway thriller VERONICA'S ROOM was headed for the big screen treatment back in December, and now we've got word that DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES scribe Mark Bomback has been given the duty to write the feature film adaptation of author Ira Levin's 1973 Broadway thriller. "I've been a massive fan of the brilliant Ira Levin for as long as I can remember, and it's a true privilege to adapt this creepy gem of a story," said Bomback.

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.

VERONICA'S ROOM will be produced by Dubiecki (JUNO, UP IN THE AIR) and Lara Alameddine. The Allegiance Theater's Tim Crane is executive producer on VERONICA'S ROOM, and co-producer is head of development Carly Norris, who brought the project to the company to develop. Overseeing production for TWC-Dimension are SVP of Production and Creative Affairs, Matthew Signer, and VP of Production and Development, Keith Levine.

Keri Russell stars in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite work from Ira Levin?

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