Kathleen Kennedy Says Tell No One…

But she'll produce remake of French film

by Chris Hewitt |
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Kathleen Kennedy is set to produce an English-language remake of Tell No One, the French thriller that broke out in the UK in 2007 and the US last year.

Directed by Guillaume Canet, the movie – based on a book by American author, Harlen Coben – was a breakneck thriller about a man who believes his wife is dead, only for her to contact him eight years after her ‘murder’. Critically acclaimed by all and sundry, Tell No One grossed just over £1 million in the UK, not bad for a French-language flick.

There’s been talk of an American remake for ages, but today saw firm movement, with Miramax and Focus teaming up to pick up the rights and bring Kennedy on as producer. No director, writer or cast have yet been secured, but start of filming has been tentatively pencilled in for spring of next year, so expect that process to move fairly quickly.

EuropaCorp, who held the remake rights, are also in talks about the rights to another of their films, Pierre Morel’s blistering parkour action movie, District B13. However, with sci-fi thriller District 9 coming out later in the year, the movie will be retitled Brick Mansion to avoid any possible confusion. We’ll keep you posted on how that turns out.

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