Larry Clark set to direct Mona Lisa remake, Shame
According to Variety, Larry Clark is set to direct with Shame, a remake of the Neil Jordan-directed Mona Lisa, set up with StudioCanal. He is courting Rosario Dawson to star.
"I've written the screenplay with David Reeves, keeping the basic story intact but contemporizing it and setting it in New York," Clark said.
In the story, George, after getting out of prison, begins looking for a job, but his time in prison has reduced his stature in the criminal underworld. The only job he can find is to be a driver for Simone, a beautiful high-priced call girl, with whom he forms an at first grudging, and then real affection. Only Simone's playing a dangerous game, and when George agrees to help her, they both end up in a huge amount of trouble with Mortwell, the local kingpin.