What Lies Beneath script
Synopsis: It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) betrayed his beautiful wife Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer). But with Claire oblivious to the truth, Norman's life and marriage seem so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing mysterious voices and seeing a young woman's image in their home, he dismisses her terror as delusion. Claire moves closer to the truth and it becomes clear that this apparition will not be dismissed, and has come back for Dr. Spencer and his beautiful wife.

FADE IN:

Moving through a murky haze. Dark blues and greens, shafts

of prismed purple. A pale shard appears in the distance.

Gliding closer, a group of tiny fish dart before the camera.

We're UNDERWATER. Arriving at the form, it finally sharpens

into focus. It's a WOMAN'S BODY submerged in dark water,

arms floating lazily at her side. The face is obscured by

flowing hair. All that is visible is a pair of COLD, STARING

GREEN EYES, which blink closed...

MORPH TO:

...then open as BLUE EYES, as a DIFFERENT FACE emerges from

water. CLAIRE SPENCER awakens from this unsettling dream in

her bathtub. She pivots the large BRASS SHOWER HEAD (the

kind that moves up and down on a pipe) off to one side,

reaches toward her feet and we hear the sound of a plug being

pulled.

INT. BATHROOM - DAY

A HAZY SHAPE -- accompanied by a whirring sound.

A steam covered mirror is cleared with a BLOW DRYER. Claire

starts to come into focus. The dryer stops. She presses the

red G.F.I. button on the socket. ZAP! A big blue spark shoots

out. Claire pulls her hand back... and the dryer starts

whirring again.

She clears the mirror and replaces the dryer on a hook. She

regards herself in the mirror, and attractive, elegant-looking

woman around forty.

Claire traces a finger along a small but noticeable SCAR

above her left eye, then slowly drops the hand to her cheek,

as if confirming her existence.

INT. CLAIRE'S HOUSE - DAY

Claire, now dressed, presses her face against a door,

listening for the sounds of stirring from within. Silence.

She quietly pushes open the door.

INT. ROOM - DAY

Claire makes her way past half-filled boxes and duffels to a

window, then pulls the curtains to reveal:

A LOVELY, WOODED LAKE. It couldn't be more picturesque. A

24' SAILBOAT is moored at the dock and an OLD STONE LIGHTHOUSE

sits on a point across the lake.

The sunlight motivates an unconscious groan from A FIGURE

still shrouded by covers.

Claire sits beside the sleeping form. She scans the room

briefly, taking in a Greenpeace flag and a picture of a

tomboyish ten year-old girl at camp.

She gently pulls back the covers and peers down at the same

face, now a waifish, pretty seventeen year-old, with chopped

hair and tiny nose ring. Claire leans over and inhales the

sleeping scent of her only daughter, CAITLIN. She places her

hand on a cheek. The girl's eyelids flutter softly.

CLAIRE:

Morning, beauty.

Caitlin lets out a grunt and rolls over onto her belly.

CLAIRE:

Let's go. Or we'll never leave on

time.

From out of the pillow comes Caitlin's voice.

CAITLIN:

(muffled)

I'm totally ready.

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Clark Gregg

Robert Clark Gregg (born April 2, 1962), known professionally as Clark Gregg, is an American actor, screenwriter and director. He has played Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), and the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He also voices the character on the animated television series Ultimate Spider-Man and in the video games Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Lego Marvel Avengers and Marvel Heroes. more…

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