Stalked: Helen Mirren, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Helen Mirren is to play a Mossad agent.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is being remade.
Helen Mirren has a role in The Debt, an English language remake of Israeli film Ha-hov. The film was announced a couple of months ago, with Matthew Vaughn co-writing the script. It tells the story of three Mossad agents, who hunt down a Nazi war criminal over the course of 30 years. The director John Madden has this to say about Helen Mirren:
Helen Mirren is the perfect choice for the central role -- a national celebrity and retired Mossad agent, a formidable and dignified woman grappling with years of emotional disappointment, suddenly confronted by a powerful and unexpected choice
Sounds like the kind of role she's used to in Prime Suspect. She should be the perfect choice. The news is from Variety.
One of MGM's remakes has a director. Steve Pink will direct a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The 1988 version had Steve Martin and Michael Caine in the lead roles. Both played conmen competing to fleece an American woman in the South of France. No word yet on actors. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter. Enough with the remakes please...