Sidney Lumet tries Getting Out

Sidney Lumet has been enjoying some indie success recently with the crime thriller Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead. And he’s sticking with crime – albeit the prison system – for his next film.

Getting Out – for which he’s just nabbed a deal giving him the money to make – will find an inmate desperate to escape from the slammer who ends up in a twisted mind game with his prison psychiatrist and the woman he loves. Will he make it out? Well, we think the clue’s in the title, but who knows?

Lumet scribbled the script himself and he’ll crank the cameras in January, before moving on to another, untitled movie.