Carrie remake director Kimberly Peirce attached to With a Friend like Harry

Currently busy "re-imagining" CARRIE, director Kimberly Peirce has attached herself to the remake of the 2000 French thriller WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY. Actor/writer Wentworth Miller (STOKER) is adapting the screenplay.

While I've never seen the original, I do recall having it recommended to me several times. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

While traveling with their three daughters in the midst of a stifling heat wave, Michel and Claire run into Harry, a wealthy eccentric who claims to have known Michel in high school. Swayed by Harry's persuasiveness and a ride in his air-conditioned Mercedes, Michel and Claire find themselves inviting Harry along on their vacation. As this nail-biting story unfolds in a series of unpredictable twists, you'll find yourself riveted as Harry's motives soon become suspect and one strange episode after another begins to change Michel's life

Maven Pictures' Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler and Michell Krumm are producing. No timetable has been set for the film, although obviously CARRIE will have to wrap up first. That one has a March 2013 release planned.

CARRIE's mom, Julianne Moore

Extra Tidbit: Have you seen WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY? (Alternate title: HARRY, HE'S HERE TO HELP.)
Source: Variety



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