A remake of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s 2014 movie Goodnight Mommy has been in the cards since 2018, with the project now set up at Amazon Studios with casting underway.
Variety reports today that Naomi Watts, who of course starred in the excellent American remake of The Ring, has landed the leading role in Amazon’s new take on Goodnight Mommy.
Watts will also executive produce the English-language remake of the Austrian film. Original filmmakers Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz are also on board as executive producers.
Kyle Warren wrote the new script, with Matt Sobel (Take Me To The River) directing.
In Goodnight Mommy, “Elias and his twin brother Lukas arrive at their mother’s house to find her face covered in bandages − the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery. Lukas delights in their mother’s uncharacteristically lax house rules, but in Elias’ mind, a dreadful thought takes root: the sinking suspicion that this woman beneath the gauze, who’s making their food and sleeping in the next room, isn’t really their mother.”
Watch the original Goodnight Mommy trailer below.