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David Fincher and Ben Affleck to reunite for Strangers on a Train remake

Gone Girl

Story by Jack Foley

BEN Affleck is to reunite with the Gone Girl creative team of David Fincher (director) and Gillian Flynn (screenwriter), for a remake of 1951 Hitchcock classic Strangers on a Train.

The project, which has a working title of Strangers according to The Hollywood Reporter, would find Affleck starring as a character similar to Farley Granger’s tennis star who meets a charming psychopath.

However, far from being a straight remake, Fincher’s version would be a more modern take on the story.

The original, adapted from the Patricia Highsmith novel, starred Granger, Ruth Roman and Robert Walker.

Gone Girl, the trio’s last project together, proved to be a critical and commercial hit, earning $365.3 million worldwide and landing co-star Rosamund Pike a best supporting actress nod at the recent Golden Globes.

Prior to Strangers, Affleck is portraying the Dark Knight in Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and is further attached to direct and star in Live By Night and star in The Accountant.

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