HALF MOON STREET is an intended romantic thriller based on Theroux's novella Dr. Slaughter
. Bogged down in cinematic sludge, the film focuses on Weaver, a scholar at London's Middle East Institute. Weaver has difficulty making ends meet financially until she decides to supplement her
paltry income by becoming a hooker--not the sleazy kind, but an independent-minded one who picks and chooses her customers. She bed hops with some of the brightest and the best, eventually arriving at the door of Caine, a renowned diplomat whom she has admired over the years. In the meantime she
has become a frequent guest in diplomatic circles. At one of these gatherings she me...