Told in alternating voices, the novel The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.
Nicole Kidman now faces the challenge of bringing the pain of this wife to life onscreen. Adrian Lynne, who hasn’t been behind the camera since 2002’s Unfaithful, will direct the thriller. Lyne continues to be intrigued by sexual infidelity and obsession, with past sex-charged films that include Lolita, Indecent Proposal, Fatal Attraction, Nine 1/2 Weeks, and Flashdance. He has flirted with a number of projects in recent years, but this one is serious and is likely to happen fast.