This time Kenneth Branagh is going to do a remake. Variety has learned that the British filmmaker has been tapped to direct "Sleuth", a new version of the 1972 drama film which was based on the Anthony Shaffer's play.
Financed by Castle Rock, pic revolves around a brilliant thriller writer and social fixture who arranges a complex revenge plan to his wife and her lover, a young hairdresser, after losing her to the man. Production of the film is scheduled to begin production in January at London's Twickenham Studios with Michael Caine also Jude Law starring and Harold Pinter adapting the script.
Also a prolific actor, Branagh is widely known for his film adaptations of the works of William Shakespeare like "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993), "Hamlet" (1996), and "Love's Labour's Lost" (2000). His next directorial works include "As You Like It" and "The Magic Flute."