Paul Verhoeven making The Student with Halle Berry

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Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven is returning to the genre he knows best – sexy thrillers – with new film The Student .

Having received plaudits for his less sexy, more Nazi Black Book in 2006, Verhoeven is getting back between the sheets for The Student.

The plot follows an affair between a younger student and an older married woman, that older woman just so happening to be Halle Berry.

Echoes of Basic Instinct and The Fourth Man there, then, though it’s about time Verhoeven reminded Hollywood how the genre’s done after duff efforts like Beyonce’s Obsessed.

Just so long as it’s nothing like Showgirls . Absolutely frightening.