Dermot Mulroney Cast in ‘Careful What You Wish For’

Dermot Mulroney will star alongside Isabel Lucas and Nick Jonas in the thriller producers compare to "Basic Instinct"

Dermot Mulroney will star alongside Nick Jonas and Isabel Lucas in the edgy thriller “Careful What You Wish For," Hyde Park-Image Nation and Troika Pictures announced on Tuesday.

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Not for long, though. Mulroney is set to play Lucas' investment banker husband who dies suspiciously after she begins an affair with a high school student, played by Jonas, living next door.

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Elizabeth Allen (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Aquamarine”) is directing the film, being compared to "Basic Instinct" and "Body Heat," from a script written by Chris Frisina and Gregg Hurwitz. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 22.

Hyde Park's Ashok Amritraj will produce with Robert L. Stein, Michael A. Helfant and Bradley Gallo for Troika Pictures ("The Call"), as well as Kirk D'Amico.

Stuart Brown, Raj Singh and Kevin Frakes are executive producing for Merced Media Partners, while William Gallo and Dale Rosenbloom will executive produce with Phillip Cohen as co-executive producer for Troika Pictures.