Reiner, who is mostly known for dramas and romantic comedies including "Stand by Me," "The Princess Bride" and "When Harry Met Sally," said he hasn't made a psychological thriller since "Misery" because it's hard to find a story he hasn't seen before, The Hollywood Reporter reported Friday.
"They are hard to make well, but this one has a deep psychological bent to it and a big twist in the end that I didn't see coming," he said. "That's why I decided to take a whack at this one."
The story, penned by David Murray, is likened to "Cape Fear" and centers on a psychiatrist who makes the mistake of talking about himself to a patient.
Production is scheduled to begin in the fall in New York, and casting for the four lead parts will begin immediately, THR said.