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Gone Girl team reuniting for modern remake of Alfred Hitchcock classic Strangers on a Train

Gillian Flynn is joining forces with David Fincher and Ben Affleck again

Jess Denham
Wednesday 14 January 2015 10:45 GMT
Gillian Flynn, Ben Affleck and David Fincher are working on a reboot of Strangers on a Train
Gillian Flynn, Ben Affleck and David Fincher are working on a reboot of Strangers on a Train (Getty Images)

She hinted at the possibility of a Gone Girl sequel recently and now, it has been revealed that Gillian Flynn is reuniting with the thriller’s David Fincher and Ben Affleck for a contemporary Alfred Hitchcock remake.

The bestselling author, Oscar-nominated director and Oscar-winning actor are joining forces to reboot Strangers on a Train, about a plan to, quite literally, get away with murder.

Flynn will write the script, which will likely be based on the original storyline. Few plot details are known at this stage, but the screenplay is expected to involve a film star busy campaigning for an Oscar when his plane breaks down and he is given a ride to Hollywood on a rich stranger’s private jet.

The 1951 film, starring Farley Granger and Robert Walker, followed a psychopath and a tennis star who meet on a train and strike up what turns out to be a deadly conversation.

Judging by the dark, chilling tone of Gone Girl, Flynn is the perfect choice to pen the new movie, which Affleck will produce.

Elsewhere, Fincher is due to start production on HBO series Utopia, while Affleck is shooting The Accountant with Anna Kendrick and Golden Globe winner JK Simmons. He will next be seen playing Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Deadline Hollywood first reported this news.

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