Production began this week in New Mexico for “Things People Do,” starring Wes Bentley, Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett and Jason Isaacs (so terrific in a little-seen movie called “Good” from 2006).
Wes Bentley (“Hunger Games,” “American Beauty”) plays Bill Scanlin, a man who loses his job and, unable to tell his wife (Shaw) and fearing he’ll lose his family, embarks on a life of crime. He befriends a detective, Frank McTiernan (Isaacs), who has chosen to uphold the law for a living but believes very little in its value.
Ruby (Bennett), the first stranger to show him kindness, inspires Bill to commit a crime in her honor, and he starts to enjoy his newfound power. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
The film is written and directed by Saar Klein; producers are Sarah Green, Hans Graffunder, and Christos V. Konstantakopoulos; and executive producers are Doug Liman, Nicolas Gonda, Ryan Rettig, Michael Macs, Kurt Billick, and David Klein. Joe Conway is co-writer with Marc Streitenfeld as composer and Hank Corwin as editor.
Saar Klein is a two-time Academy Award nominee for his work editing Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line” and Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous.”