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.

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Cast & Crew

  • Jessica BielActor

    Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. She was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, who is a business consultant and GM worker. Biel was raised in Boulder, Colorado. She is of Hungarian Jewish, Danish, English, and German descent. As a child, Jessica initially pursued a career as a vocalist, performing in musical theater. Beginning at age nine, she starred in such productions as "Annie," "The Sound of Music," and "Beauty and the Beast." A natural beauty, Jessica soon turned to modeling and commercial work by competing in The International Modeling and Talent Association's Annual Conference in 1994. Her television series acting debut, playing Mary Camden on the WB's #1-rated show, 7th Heaven (1996), helped her emerge as a breakout star. She then excited and terrified moviegoers with her portrayal of Erin, "Leatherface's" greatest nemesis to date, in New Line Cinema's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), a remake of the famous original. Having finished filming, Blade: Trinity (2004) in Vancouver with Wesley Snipes, Ryan Reynolds, and Kris Kristofferson, she transported her toned and trained body of a vampire hunter/killer to Australia to fill the uniform and project the integrity of one of filmdom's first female jet-fighter pilots in Columbia/Sony Pictures new film, Stealth (2005), starring Josh Lucas, Jamie Foxx, and Sam Shepherd, for director Rob Cohen. Jessica's film career began at age 14 when she played alongside Peter Fonda in his Golden Globe-winning performance in Ulee's Gold (1997). Her other film credits include I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998), Summer Catch (2001), Roger Avary's The Rules of Attraction (2002), and Cellular (2004), which stars Chris Evans, Kim Basinger, and William H. Macy. In her spare time, Biel is involved with charities such as Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and PETA. Her hobbies include ballet, soccer, running, yoga and hiking with her dog "East." She resides in Los Angeles. In 2012, Jessica married actor and singer Justin Timberlake. The two have a son.
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  • Patrick WilsonActor

    Patrick Joseph Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Mary Kathryn (Burton), a voice teacher and professional singer, and John Franklin Wilson, a news anchor. Wilson has a B.F.A. in Drama from Carnegie-Mellon University. His theater work has produced many nominations and awards. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for The Full Monty, a Drama League Award for Fascinating Rhythm, a Drama Drama League Award for Bright Lights, Big City an Encores nomination for Tenderloin. He had national tours in Carousel (Drama Logue Award winner and L.A. Ovation nomination) and Miss Saigon. Regionally, he has appeared in Sweet Bird of Youth (La Jolla), Ciderhouse Rules (Mark Taper Forum), Romeo and Juliet: The Musical (Ordway), Lucky in the Rain (Goodspeed), Harmony (La Jolla), The Full Monty (Globe). Patrick is married to actress Dagmara Dominczyk.
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  • Vincent KartheiserActor

  • Eddie MarsanActor

    Eddie Marsan was born in Bethnal Green, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Steven Spielberg, Terrence Malick, Woody Allen, Alejandro González Iñárritu, J.J. Abrams, Peter Berg, Guy Ritchie and Richard Linklater. He has collaborated with Mike Leigh on three films: Vera Drake (2004), for which he won the British Independent Film Award for best supporting actor; Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), for which he also won a BIFA for best supporting actor as well as the London Film Critics Circle Award and the National Society Of Film Critics; and he has just completed Mike Leigh's latest film, A Running Jump (2012). He was nominated for an Evening Standard Film Award for best actor for The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009). He is a patron for the School of the Science of Acting and Kazzum, a children's theatre company that promotes the acceptance of Diversity. He is married to the make-up artist Janine Schneider (aka Janine Schneider-Marsan) and they have four children.
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  • Haley BennettActor

    A natural talent, with a striking presence, Haley Bennett is quickly establishing herself as one of Hollywood's most dynamic actresses. Bennett will next star in Thank You For Your Service opposite Miles Teller, which is the directorial debut of Academy Award nominated writer Jason Hall (American Sniper). The film follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they have left the battlefield. The film will be released by Dreamworks in 2017. Upcoming, Bennett is set to begin production on Red Sea Diving Resort opposite Chris Evans. The film is based on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. The story picks up in 1977, when Israel's Mossad spy agency was given an assignment to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jewish refugees in Sudan and deliver them to the Jewish state. Bennett most recently starred in the film adaptation of The Girl on the Train opposite Emily Blunt. Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, the film is about a recently divorced woman (Blunt) who becomes obsessed with figuring out what happened to a young woman (Bennett) who goes missing. Universal released the film on October 7, 2016. Additionally last year, Bennett starred in Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven opposite Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, Warren Beatty's Rules Don't Apply, and A Kind of Murder opposite Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel. Her other film credits include first-person action film Hardcore Henry, Antoine Fuqua's hit film The Equalizer opposite Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz; Gregg Araki's festival darling Kaboom opposite Thomas Dekker and Juno Temple, which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2010 as well as Sundance the following year; Sleepwalking in the Rift, a series of vignettes directed by Cary Fukunaga; and the title role in The Weinstein Company's Kristy, an elevated genre film from the producers of Half Nelson and Blue Valentine. Bennett made her on screen debut opposite Draw Barrymore and Hugh Grant in the Marc Lawrence-directed film Music and Lyrics. She then went on to star in a range of different films including the hugely successful Marley and Me opposite Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson and directed by David Frankel, Arcadia Lost opposite Carter Jenkins and Academy-Award-Nominee Nick Nolte, and in Shekhar Kapur's short film Passages, opposite Lily Cole and Julia Stiles which premiered to critical acclaim at the prestigious Venice Film Festival.
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  • Andy GoddardDirector

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