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“STOKER” scripter tackles remake of French fave “WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY…”

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Ever since actor Wentworth Miller made a creepy screenwriting debut with the Park Chan-wook-directed STOKER, fans have been waiting for his follow-up project, and it has been announced that he’s rebooting a topnotch French thriller for Focus Features.

Variety reports that Miller has been tapped to script a remake of WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY… (pictured above) for Focus and producers Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler and Michelle Krumm. The original, released Stateside in 2001 and directed/co-written by Dominik Moll, stars a memorable Sergi Lopez (who won a Cesar Award, as did Moll) in the title role of a man who insinuates himself into the life of Michel (Laurent Lucas), claiming to be an old high-school acquaintance. His offers to help make Michel’s life better take a dark turn when that assistance comes to include murder. CARRIE’s Kimberly Peirce was once attached to helm the new film, but is no longer involved; a new director has yet to be announced.

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor, the position he holds to this day while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews.
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