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Sleuth remake has huge names

Sleuth.jpgBack in July I wrote about Michael Caine discussing with Jude Law starring together in a remake of Sleuth. The latest news confirms that they are both onboard and Kenneth Branagh is set to direct the movie.

This is genius news from Timeout. Not just switching Caine's role to the older character previously played by Laurence Olivier, but putting Branagh in charge of the film. He's a stunning director that has proved he has a unique view of classic material and has a talent for turning a classic tale into an accessible and extremely entertaining film. Applying that to this superb play and original movie should turn out something incredibly special.

I have to say I'm not so sure about the decision to include Jude Law, but I can see the connection. He does have that modern Caine appeal, and yet the harder side to the character is missing for me, he doesn't have that spark to him that he could flip at any moment, and he's just too smooth.

However, Law aside this line up looks stunning, and the story as well as the original film are superbly crafted and brought to the screen. If you haven't, you need to see it. Here's how IMDB describe it:

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

What do you think? Is this a strong attempt at a modern remake? Does it have promise?





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I was skeptical about this, because I love so much the original, but Branagh in it? At least I would give it a try!

I better rent the original eh?


You won´t regret it, Simone. It´s a fantastic movie!

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