Sam Mendes, DreamWorks Drop Gay Talese ‘Voyeur’s Motel’ Movie After Being Blindsided By Documentary
EXCLUSIVE: The movie adaptation of the Gay Talese book The Voyeur’s Motel that Sam Mendes planned to direct and produce with Steven Spielberg at DreamWorkshas just been killed. This is the latest and most jarring turn in a twisted and messy road the project has followed after Talese published a book excerpt in The New Yorker about his experience with a Colorado voyeur who built a motel specially designed to allow him to watch his guests having sex. DreamWorks won a fevered auction over film and TV suitors, with a bid near $1 million. Mendes and DreamWorks have abruptly dropped out of a project that was on a fast track after Krysty Wilson-Cairns delivered a strong first draft.