Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara will yet again work together on Pawel Pawlikowski’s dramatic thriller, inspired by true events, ‘The Island.’

The dramatic thriller, loosely based on real events, will portray an attractive American couple in the 1930s who escape to their own private paradise on a deserted island and live off the land. But after a millionaire passing by on his yacht turns the couple into a tabloid newspaper sensation, a self-styled countess appears with two lovers and plans to build a luxury hotel on the island. As battle lines are quickly drawn, psychological warfare ensues between the countess and the American couple as sexual infidelity, betrayal and eventually, murder takes place among the island interlopers.

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Pawlikowski will write and direct the film, which is produced by Tanya Seghatchian and John Woodward for Apocalypso Pictures and Brightstar.

Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa are co-producing for Wildside and Vision Distribution in collaboration with Sky. Ewa Puszczynska is co-producing for Extreme Emotions, while Reno Antoniades will executive produce.