STXfilms to Chase “Gone Girl” Crowd With Thriller Spec “The New Neighbors”


Leslye Headland New Neighbors

Everyone has skeletons in their closet, even (especially?) rich people!

To that end, STXfilms has optioned the spec script and attached (Bachelorette) to direct the film, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

(Banshee) wrote the original script, which has since been revised by Allison Burnett and Headland.

will produce the movie with the ’s Lee Stollman and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, while Schickler and Headland will serve as executive .

The New Neighbors is described as psychological thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. The story follows a couple who move into an affluent suburban community only to discover that their neighborhood is filled with dirty secrets.

Schickler co-created the violent Cinemax series Banshee, while Headland recently directed TV Land’s reboot of Heathers. She also has plenty of experience in features, having previously directed Sleeping with Other People and the hit indie comedy Bachelorette. I enjoyed both of those films, so it’s great to see her line up another movie.

Headland is represented by and , while Schickler is repped by and the . Deadline broke the news.

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