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Coens are Ladykillers

04.29.2002

While Barry Sonnenfeld has opted not to direct Disney's remake of the 1955 film THE LADYKILLERS, another high-profile director (or should I say directors?) has begun negotiations to develop the film.  Joel and Ethan Coen are in talks with Disney to direct the film from their script with Sonnenfeld onboard as a producer.   The original film starred Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers as crooks attempting, and repeatedly failing, to kill their landlady.  The Coens will no doubt put their own spin on that storyline, as the film now takes place in the South with an "eccentric matron" giving the thieves a run for their money.  The Coens will team next on INTOLERABLE CRUELTY with George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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Source: Variety
Tags: Hollywood

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