“Didn’t you know when you find a pot of gold, there’s always a monster guarding it?”
Young American couple Tom and Anna Reed (James Franco and Kate Hudson) fall into severe debt while renovating Anna’s family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them has been murdered and he left behind a stash of cash—$400,000 worth.
Good People is based on the novel of the same name by Marcus Sakey. Its his first book to get an adaptation, and its adaptation is the first English-language film to be helmed by Danish director Henrik Ruben Genz, who previously made waves with the acclaimed dramas Terribly Happy and Kinamand. Helping assure none of Good People’s drama gets lost in translation is a screenplay by Kelly Masterson, the mastermind behind Sidney Lumet’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.