Ben Affleck to Start in 'Strangers' - a redo of Classic 'Strangers on a Train'

Ben Affleck to Start in ‘Strangers’ – a redo of Classic ‘Strangers on a Train’

Ben Affleck has once again teamed up with David Fincher for the remake of 1951 classic movie ‘Strangers on a Train“. The movie is reported to be named as ‘Strangers‘ which will be produced under Warner Bros studios.

Gillian Flynn, whose story was adapted in ‘Gone Girl’ will be writing the script.

The movie will be produced by Ben Affleck.

David Fincher, Gillian Flynn , Ben Affleck and  Rosamund Pike
David Fincher, Gillian Flynn , Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike speaking to press after release of ‘Gone Girl’

Deadline Hollywood reports more:

Although the Hitchcock remake — a Warner Bros library title and an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel — will be its basis, this film will be contemporary and redefined for the times. This one might be best titled Strangers On A Plane, as 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. In Fincher’s hands, who knows how that goes, but it sure does seem like fertile ground.

fincherThe idea of a remake has been kicking around for some time, with Arnold Kopelson at one point attempting it but never getting it off the ground. This is an important get for Warner Bros, and top brass is high on the project: Affleck, Fincher and Flynn’s Gone Girl was a lucrative one for Fox and New Regency, grossing $350 million worldwide on a $60 million budget.