“So your wife is at work?” “I followed you from the office. I saw you with your whore.” In ‘A Kind of Murder’ in 1960s New York, an unhappily married man Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson) is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara (Jessica Biel) who leads a seemingly perfect life. His fascination with an unsolved murder of the case of a man Kimmel (Eddie Marsan), a man suspected of brutally murdering his own wife leads him imagine what it would be like to murder his own wife.
“What’s the difference between wishing someone dead and actually doing something about it?” “One hell of a difference.” “Mr. Stackhouse your wife. So sorry for your loss.” But when Clara is found dead in suspicious circumstances, Walter’s string of lies and his own guilty thoughts seem enough to condemn him. “Do you have any reason to believe your wife would commit suicide?” “She’s tried before I’m afraid to say.”
“I haven’t done anything you can’t prove anything.” A psychological noir thriller based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel, ‘The Blunderer,’ in ‘A Kind of Murder’ Walter (Wilson) is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman. As his life becomes dangerously entwined with Kimmel’s, a ruthless cop is increasingly convinced he has found a copycat killer in Walter and aims to nail both murderers.
Directed by Andy Goddard from a screenplay by Susan Boyd. The cast includes Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Vincent Kartheiser, Haley Bennett, and Eddie Marsan. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. ‘A Kind of Murder’ is scheduled to be released in theaters, on Demand, on Amazon Video and on iTunes December 16, 2016, by Magnolia Pictures.
Its got that Hitchcock vibe. What do you think?
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