Los Angeles - Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes are teaming up for the big-screen adaptation of The Voyeur's Motel.
Deadline reports that Steven will produce while Sam will direct the movie based on Gay Talese's upcoming novel The Voyeur's Motel, which tells the true-life story of a man who opened his own hotel in order to spy on his guests having sex.
Colorado resident Gerald Foos bought the 21-room motel almost 50 years ago in Denver and made a number of modifications to the rooms so that he could spy on guests from the attic.
He also kept detailed notes about what he saw, including extra-marital affairs and even an alleged murder.
He reached out to Talese via letter and the author visited him at his motel in 1980 to find out more about him.
In his original letter, Foos wrote: "The reason for purchasing this motel was to satisfy my voyeuristic tendencies and compelling interest in all phases of how people conduct their lives, both socially and sexually. . . . I did this purely out of my unlimited curiosity about people and not as just a deranged voyeur (sic)."
An excerpt of The Voyeur's Motel ran in the 11 April issue of the New Yorker magazine and the novel will be published on 12 July by Grove Press.
A Star Wars spin off has been confirmed for 2020, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. Read More »
Add your review
Jared Leto will produce and star in a movie about acclaimed artist Andy Warhol. Read More »
Add your review
South AfricaCity Press
Cape TownCity Press
HousesR 3 800 000
Apartments / FlatsR 8 900 000
HousesR 2 300 000