According to Variety, Netherlands-based Column Prods. and Gotham-based Ironworks Prods. have signed Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Bob Balaban to direct together a trio of remade pics by late Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh.
The three pics will shoot back-to-back in New York on digital video starting next year.
Van Gogh was shot and then stabbed last year by Mohammad Bouyeri while the filmmaker was riding a bicycle in his neighborhood in Amsterdam. The death was linked to Submission, a short he'd directed that was critical of Islam's treatment of women. But van Gogh also had been outspoken and often derisive about Muslims.
Ironworks' head, Bruce Weiss, and Column's Gijs van de Westelaken had been working with van Gogh to remake several of his films in English.
"It was always Theo's dream to come to America and make films in New York, and this is a way of fulfilling those dreams," said van de Westelaken and Weiss in a statement. "The films all have a central and very universal theme: the battles between men and women. We are really touched that Steve, Stanley and Bob have come onboard this project to help realize Theo's dream."
The pics will include the helmer's 06 (1994), Blind Date (1996) and Interview (2003).