Gone Girl's Ben Affleck, David Fincher and Gillian Flynn to remake Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train
Ben Affleck and director David Fincher are to team up with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn once again to remake Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1951 movie Strangers On A Train.
The film, which is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1950 novel of the same name, is being worked on with the working title Strangers and will see Affleck play an updated version of original star Farley Granger's tennis hero Guy Haines, reports Deadline.
In the original Haines was a famous tennis star who meets a charming psychopath on board a train, who suggests they exchange murders. In the updated version, it is reported that Affleck's character will be an actor who is middle of campaigning for an Oscar when his plane breaks down. Stranded, he meets a wealthy socialite who offers him a seat on an alternative plane and presents the same proposal.
Affleck, who has now finished work on his debut as Batman in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, is planning to shoot the film before he directs a new adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel Live By Night, while Fincher and Flynn are continuing to work on the US remake of British drama Utopia.