A KIND OF MURDER, set in 1960's New York, is based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, The Blunderer. Walter Stackhouse is rich, successful and unhappily married to the beautiful but damaged Clara. His desire to be free of her feeds his obsession with Kimmel, a man suspected of brutally murdering his own wife.
When Walter and Kimmel's lives become dangerously intertwined, a ruthless police detective becomes convinced he has found the murderer. But as the lines blur between innocence and intent, who, in fact, is the real killer?
Highsmith has had many popular and highly successful films made from her novels — from Hitchcock’s iconic STRANGERS ON A TRAIN to Anthony Minghella’s THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY and, most recently, Todd Haynes’ CAROL. Highsmith has a huge international fan base and remains in a class of her own when it comes to the psychological thriller.
Directed by ANDY GODDARD
Screenplay by SUSAN BOYD
Based on the novel “THE BLUNDERER” by PATRICIA HIGHSMITH
Starring PATRICK WILSON, JESSICA BIEL, VINCENT KARTHEISER, HALEY BENNETT and EDDIE MARSAN
Produced by SUSAN BOYD, KELLY MCCORMICK
Produced by CHRISTINE VACHON, TED HOPE
Executive Producers STEPHEN HAYS, PETER GRAHAM, JOHN JENCKS, ALEXA SELIGMAN, JOE SIMPSON, JAY TAYLOR
Executive Producers MARC SCHABERG, NICK MEYER
Executive Producers DAVID HINOJOSA, DARREN DEMETRE
Co-Producer ANDY GODDARD
Director of Photography CHRIS SEAGER, BSC
Production Designer PETE ZUMBA
Editor JANE RIZZO
Original Music by DANNY BENSI and SAUNDER JURRIAANS
Costume Designer SARAH MAE BURTON
Casting by JENNY JUE, CSA
and EDDIE MARSAN