Naomi Watts, Tye Sheridan, Michael Imperioli and Norman Reedus Set for Psychological Drama ‘The Housewife’; Neon Launching in Berlin

Naomi Watts, Tye Sheridan, Michael Imperioli and Norman Reedus are set to star in the psychological drama “The Housewife” from first-time feature director Ben Shirinian.

Neon International will kick off foreign sales at the European Film Market in Berlin this month, which runs from Feb. 15 to 21.

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Based on a true story from 1964, “The Housewife” follows a determined young New York Times journalist (Sheridan) as he tracks down a potential Nazi officer living secretly in Queens. But when he befriends the suspect’s elegant and charming wife (Watts), the implications of his investigation become much more unsettling.

Robbie Brenner (“Barbie,” “Dallas Buyers Club”), Kevin McKeon (“Call Jane”) and Lee Broda (“May December”) are producing, alongside executive producer Alyssa Hill who also penned the film’s script. CAA Media Finance is representing the domestic sales rights on the title, which will begin principal photography in June.

“The Housewife” marks Shirinian’s feature directorial debut. His previous short film work includes “Lost in Motion,” “Lost in Motion 2” and “Josef et Aimée.”

Neon launched its international sales outfit ahead of the Venice Film Festival in 2023, tapping Sierra/Affinity veteran Kristen Figeroid to lead the charge. Alongside “The Housewife,” its current slate includes Steven Soderbergh’s “Presence,” acquired out of Sundance; “It Follows” sequel “They Follow”; and Ava DuVernay’s “Origin.”

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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