Writer/director Rowan Joffe has chosen a distinctly different literary adaptation to follow-up his take on Graham Greene's Brighton Rock (2010). Before I Go To Sleep is based on the bestselling mystery potboiler by first-time author S.J. Watson, and reunites Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth (The Railway Man) once more in on-screen matrimony. Their marriage is under a rather different strain this time.
Kidman stars as the amnesiac Christine, who must solve a dark riddle despite forgetting her progress every 24 hours. She's understandably reliant on Firth's help with her frustrating life, until she discovers some terrifying new information throwing everything she thinks she knows into question.
"It's classic noir," Joffe told Empire recently. "They remind me of a Hitchcock pairing: a tall, dark handsome lead and a beautiful blonde playing psychological cat and mouse!"
With Mark Strong (Welcome To The Punch) and Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy) also rounding out the cast, Before I Go To Sleep arrives in the UK via Ridley Scott's (Prometheus) Scott Free production company on 5 September.