It was already a great year in 2006 with his showcase roles in Hard Candy and Little Children, but 2007 is shaping up to be his breakout year. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Patrick Wilson has joined the supernatural thriller project called Passengers.
Written by Ronnie Christensen, this centers on a grief counselor (Anne Hathaway) who helps six plane crash survivors and develops a special connection with one of them. When the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, she suspects a conspiracy and becomes determined to uncover the truth. Director Rodrigo Garcia (the helmer of the little seen, but critically praised Nine Lives has already commenced lensing the Columbia Pictures project. Mockingbird Pictures' Julie Lynn, Intuition Prods.' Keri Selig and Persistent Entertainment's Judd Payne and Matthew Rhodes are producing. Mandate's Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are executive producing.