Ben Affleck And David Fincher To Remake Hitchcock's 'Strangers On A Train'

David Fincher's remake of Hitchcock classic 'Strangers On A Train' will see him reteam with Ben Affleck and 'Gone Girl' author, Gillian Flynn

Fresh from adapting Gillian Flynn's mystery novel Gone Girl into 18-rated success last October, David Fincher – director of Fight Club, Se7en and The Social Network – seems ready to try his hand at mastering the toughest filmmaking challenge of them all: the remake.

Deadline reports that the director will be reteaming with actor Ben Affleck for a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1951 film, Strangers On A Train

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What's more is that the Warner Bros production looks to have drafted in Flynn herself for screenwriting duties following her acclaimed work adapting her Gone Girl for the big screen.

The film, which will be called merely Strangers, will be a contemporary update of Hitchcock's film, itself based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith.

While the original focused on Farley Granger's tennis pro embroiled in a plot to 'exchange' murders with a socialite psycho (Robert Walker), Fincher's variation will see Affleck play a film star – in the middle of an Oscar campaign, no less – who finds himself riding a wealthy stranger's private plane when his own breaks down, involving himself in a similar plot to dispatch of a Hollywood rival.

Typical Fincher fare, then. 

 

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