Harrison Ford and Zac Efron are in negotiations to star in the psychological thriller You Belong to Me, which Rob Reiner will direct. Ford would play a psychiatrist struggling with the recent suicide of a patient. He bonds with the patient’s brother (Efron), but learns to regret that bond when the young man begins seducing the psychiatrist’s wife and daughter. Producers Richard Lewis, Alan Greisman, and Mark Damon are currently presenting You Belong to Me to buyers at the American Film Market. According to The Wrap, the filmmakers are planning for a March 2013 start date.
I am definitely intrigued, in part because Reiner has not directed something of this ilk since 1990’s Misery. Reiner previously explained the appeal, “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.” No one among Ford, Efron, and Reiner, however, guarantee quality at this stage in their careers—so there is a considerable measure of caution mixed in with that intrigue.