The last time Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth collaborated on a film it didn't turn out so well. That was The Railway Man, which began looking like an obvious Oscar candidate until it started playing and it became quite obvious it wasn't. But around the same time as that movie was making the rounds, Kidman and Firth agreed to another project that also sounded very promising. It was Before I Go to Sleep, and it came with serious potential being based on the best-selling mystery novel by author S.J. Watson along with Ridley Scott as a producer.
The first trailer has arrived for the film which features direction by Rowan Joffe (Brighton Rock) and co-stars in Mark Strong and Ann-Marie Duff. Kidman plays a woman who has suffered a traumatic incident and thus wakes up each day remembering nothing. But when flashes of memory reveal new truths about what happened, she must decide who around her she can trust, and that includes her husband (Firth) who may not be who he claims. Looking a little bit like Memento meets Sleeping with the Enemy, this probably won't be a film that emerges on the awards radar but might be solidly little thriller.
Before I Go to Sleep opens September 12th.
PLOT: BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is an upcoming mystery thriller film directed and written by Rowan Joffé (28 Weeks Later, The American, Brighton Rock), based on the worldwide best selling novel of the same name by S. J. Watson. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Anne-Marie Duff.
It tells the story about a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing, the result of a traumatic accident in her past, until one day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.