James Norton (Happy Valley, Grantchester, McMafia) will co-star opposite Amanda Seyfried in Things Heard and Seen, it was announced today by Netflix. The cast will also include Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul, VEEP), Alex Neustaedter (Colony, AXL) and Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Lady and the Tramp, The Grand Budapest Hotel).
In the movie, a Manhattan couple moves to a historic hamlet in the Hudson Valley and come to discover that their marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals their new home’s history.
Things Heard and Seen will be directed by Academy Award nominees Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman. Their credits include American Splendor, The Extra Man and they have directed select episodes of Shameless, Succession and the Emmy-nominated Cinema Verite for HBO.
Pulcini and Berman adapted the screenplay based on the book novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. The producers are Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman, Stefanie Azpiazu and Peter Cron, as well as. Julie Cohen. Principal photography begins October 11 in Hudson Valley, New York.
The book is officially described as follows: “Late one winter afternoon in upstate New York, George Clare comes home to find his wife murdered and their three-year-old daughter alone–for how many hours?–in her room down the hall. He had recently, begrudgingly, taken a position at the private college nearby teaching art history, and moved his family into this tight-knit, impoverished town. And he is the immediate suspect–the question of his guilt echoing in a story shot through with secrets both personal and professional. While his parents rescue him from suspicion, a persistent cop is stymied at every turn in proving Clare a heartless murderer. The pall of death is ongoing, and relentless; behind one crime are others, and more than twenty years will pass before a hard kind of justice is finally served. At once a classic ‘who-dun-it’ that morphs into a ‘why-and-how-dun-it,’ this is also a rich and complex portrait of a psychopath and a marriage, and an astute study of the various taints that can scar very different families, and even an entire community.”