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Hitchock's Suspicion set for remake

Suspicion

Story by Jack Foley

ALFRED Hitchcock’s Suspicion is getting the remake treatment with Veena Sud, showrunner for the US version of The Killing, hired to pen the script.

The 1941 original starred Cary Grant as gambling man Johnny Aysgarth, who meets a young woman named Lina McLaidlaw ( Joan Fontaine) on a train, and subsequently marries her.

But when Aysgarth’s business partner dies, McLaidlaw becomes suspicious of her husband’s true character.

Fontaine won the best actress Oscar in 1942 for her portrayal of the questioning housewife, while the film itself is based on the 1932 crime novel Before The Fact by Anthony Berkeley.

The remake of Suspicion marks Sud’s first foray into film writing having cut her teeth on both the first two seasons of The Killing as well as Cold Case.

Paramount is remaking the film but as yet there is no word on cast or director.

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