Naomi Watts, Tye Sheridan, Michael Imperioli, Norman Reedus Board ‘The Housewife’ Psychological Drama

Naomi Watts, Tye Sheridan, Michael Imperioli and Norman Reedus are set to star in The Housewife, a psychological drama and feature debut from director Ben Shirinian.

Neon International will start shopping the film to foreign buyers at the Berlin Film Festival, with production set to kick off in June 2024. Based on a true story from 1964, The Housewife will see Sheridan play a young New York Times journalist tracking down a potential Nazi officer living secretly in Queens.

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When he befriends the suspect’s charming wife, played by Watts, his investigation goes off track. Watts recently wrapped production on Audrey Diwan’s Emmanuelle, and is currently starring as Babe Paley in Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Capote vs. The Swans. Her other film credits include Penguin Bloom, Birdman, St. Vincent and Netflix’s The Watcher.

Sheridan also starred in The Tree of Life, Mud, the X-Men franchise, Ready Player One and most recently George Clooney’s The Tender Bar for Amazon. Imperioli starred as Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos, before additional credits with The White Lotus, The Fool and Paul Schrader’s Oh, Canada.

Reedus is best known for his role as Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, and film credits like John Hillcoat’s Triple 9 and Robert Redford’s The Conspirator. Robbie Brenner, Kevin McKeon and Lee Broda are producing The Housewife alongside executive producer Alyssa Hill, who also penned the script.

CAA Media Finance is representing the domestic sales rights on the title.

Watts is represented by Untitled Entertainment and CAA; Sheridan is repped by Mosaic and WME; Imperioli is repped by Anonymous Content and The Gersh Agency; Reedus is repped by CAA and Linden Entertainment, and Shirinian is repped by CAA.

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