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Gone Girl's Affleck, Fincher and Flynn team for Strangers On A Train remake

01.13.2015by: Ryan Miller

Strangers on a Train

If you’re going to remake a Hitchcock film, it’s hard to argue against a trio like this one. GONE GIRL’s Ben Affleck, David Fincher and Gillian Flynn will re-team for the Warner Bros. remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, except they’re dropping the whole train part and three-forths of the title is going along with it. Titled STRANGERS, Gillian Flynn—who adapted her novel GONE GIRL for Fincher and Affleck—is writing the script with a contemporary spin on the classic psychological crime thriller.

According to Deadline, 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.

At this point, why not bring the impossibly gorgeous Rosamund Pike into the mix as well? Films of Hitchcock's caliber getting the ol' remake treatment can be a tough pill to swallow, but names like Fincher, Affleck and Flynn certainly make it go down easier, wouldn't you say?

Strangers on a Train

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Hitchcock film?
Source: Deadline

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