Mike Nichols ("Closer," "Charlie Wilson's War" and The Graduate) is set to direct a film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1957 novel Deep Water reports Variety.
The story follows a small town wealthy socialite Victor Van Allen, and his flirtatious wife who has had a string of lovers on the side. When one of her ex-lovers is murdered, the jealous Victor hints to her latest conquest he may have done it to ward him off. As rumor of his nasty streak begins to spread, fiction and reality begin to converge and it's only a matter of time before Vic really does have blood on his hands.
Joe Penhall adapts the script.
Highsmith also wrote "Strangers on a Train" that was adapted in 1951 for the big scren by Alfred Hitchcock.