switching gears

Todd Phillips Moving Into Thrillers With Trust Your Eyes

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Director Todd Phillips attends the Cinema Society & Bing screening of “The Hangover Part II” at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on May 23, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2011 Getty Images

The Hangover and Old School auteur Todd Phillips was last seen mulling a move into the dramatic realm with a remake of James Caan’s The Gambler. Now he’s dipping into the thriller department, signing on for an adaptation of Linwood Barclay’s oh-so-spinning-airport-rack-looking novel Trust Your Eyes. Variety describes the film as a cross between Rain Man and Hitchcock’s Rear Window — a schizophrenic savant and his bro(ther) investigate a murder in New York, WOLF PACK STYLE. (That last bit’s semi-speculative.)

Todd Phillips to Direct Thriller Trust Your Eyes