Bob and Harvey Weinstein‘s TWC-Dimension is teaming up with Endgame Entertainment on the action-comedy “Murder Mystery,” which Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”) has signed on to direct from a script by James Vanderbilt (“The Amazing Spider-Man”).
Story follows a married couple who take the honeymoon they never had in hopes of saving their struggling marriage, but soon find themselves in the middle of their very own murder mystery when one of their fellow cruise passengers is found dead. They must travel across Europe to discover the true murderer’s identity while trying to reignite the spark to their relationship.
Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing the long-gestating project along with Vanderbilt, Endgame’s James D. Stern and Charlize Theron of Denver and Delilah Productions.
Endgame’s Douglas E. Hansen and Tower Hill’s William Shively will executive produce with Denver and Delilah’s Beth Kono and A.J. Dix.
“Murder Mystery” is the second film to be announced under the new moniker TWC-Dimension that has the Weinstein brothers working together on films for which they share a common passion. The company is also in negotiations to acquire several other projects that will be announced later.
“‘Murder Mystery’ is a throwback to Agatha Christie novels with a comedic spin. We have been huge fans of Anne Fletcher for years and have wanted to work with her. This film seems like the perfect project to team up with Anne, Endgame and Tripp,” TWC co-chairmen Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein said in a joint statement.
“James’s script is absolutely great. It’s a modern version of the old ‘Nick and Nora’ movies… it has it all – suspense, romance and humor,” added Stern. “Bob and Harvey shared that sentiment and I am thrilled to partner with them again, and Anne is just the perfect director to bring this story to the screen.”
Overseeing production for TWC-Dimension are Matthew Signer and Keith Levine, while Julie Goldstein and Lucas Smith will oversee the project on behalf of Endgame. TWC-Dimension’s Phillip Muhl negotiated the deal with Endgame’s Greg Schenz.
Fletcher is represented by UTA and attorney David Weber.