Remake of Hitchcock's 'Dial M for Murder' (1954). The marriage of UN administrator Emily Taylor (Gwyneth Paltrow) and bond dealer Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas) is not a happy one. For some months Emily has been having an affair with struggling artist David Shaw (Viggo Mortensen), unaware that Steven knows all about it. In fact, Steven knows more about David's past than Emily - he has discovered that her lover is in fact an ex-convict who makes money from wealthy women. Steven thus sets in motion an elaborate murder plot, deliberately making David's acquaintance and then paying him to kill Emily.