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Stephen Frears to remake The Hit

Published 15/12/2011 | 17:57

Stephen Frears is to remake The Hit
Stephen Frears is to remake The Hit

Stephen Frears plans to remake British gangster thriller The Hit, producer Jeremy Thomas has revealed.

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The 1984 movie, which was directed by Stephen, produced by Jeremy and written by Peter Prince, is set to undergo an American remake, but is still in the early stages of development.

"The idea is to make it as an American movie about an American gangster, to tell the story against the backdrop of the land of cinema," he told Variety.

The plan is to move the setting from London and Paris to Mexico and the US.

John Hurt and Tim Roth - who won an Evening Standard award as the apprentice hitman - starred in the original thriller as hitmen, who were given the task of executing a mob informant, played by Terence Stamp in his first starring role in a decade.

Stephen's latest film, Lay The Favourite, starring Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Bruce Willis, will premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in January.

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