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Sam Raimi may direct remake of French crime thriller A Prophet

01.25.2016

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Sam Raimi hasn't directed a feature film since 2013's OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, but according to Variety, he is currently in talks with Sony to helm a remake of Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated French thriller A PROPHET. The script was adapted by Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane, and the studio's next task is to find someone to star in the planned film. Apparently Raimi and Sony hope to get the movie into production by mid-2016.

Here's a description of the original movie from Amazon:

A PROPHET details the gritty prison career of a nineteen-year-old Malik. Arriving at the jail, he is cornered by the leader of the ruling Corsican gang and forced to carry out a number of dangerous missions, including drug trafficking and brutal hits. Over time Malik is able to earn the gang leader's confidence and rise up the prison ranks, all while secretly devising his own plans.

In his 2010 review, Chris Bumbray said Audiard's film "just might be a modern crime masterpiece," and called it "a truly an incredible crime saga." Who would you like to see star in Sony's remake of A PROPHET?

Source: Variety

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