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‘Gone Girl’ team set to remake Hitchcock classic ‘Strangers on a Train’

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It seems like David Fincher and Gillian Flynn will be making another movie together — except it won’t be that Gone Girl sequel everyone is looking for.

Deadline reported on Tuesday that the team from Gone Girl (including Fincher, Flynn, and Ben Affleck) are set to remake the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train. Fincher would direct a script by Flynn with Affleck possibly starring and producing. The working title for the film right now is Strangers.

According to the site, while the movie will technically be a remake of the Hitchcock classic, Fincher and Flynn are hoping to make it more modern and contemporary. Affleck will play a variation of the role played by Farley Granger of a tennis pro who is bored with his marriage and wants to get divorced, but instead gets entwined with a wealthy socialite psycho who proposes the notion of exchanging murders. The twist here is a compelling one. Affleck will play a movie star, in the middle of a campaign for an Oscar during awards season, whose private plane breaks down and is given a ride to LA on another plane by a wealthy stranger.

This is the third team-up that will include Fincher and Flynn, as the two decided to make an adaptation of Utopia for HBO with Fincher directing the entire series and Flynn writing it. The series was a hit in Britain and was a conspiracy thriller that is said to be in the vein of True Detective.

When the film will come out could be tricky as Fincher and Flynn will be working on Utopia first  and Affleck will be hard at work with his own film Live by Night, which is scheduled for 2016. He is also set to star in The Accountant and has franchise obligations as none other than Batman.


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