Sleuth:Variety reports that Castle Rock has acquired the rights to the Anthony Shaffer play Sleuth. The screenplay will be penned by Harold Pinter with Jude Law to star and co produce. Shaffer previously adapted Sleuth for the big screen in 1972 and it resulted in Oscar nominations for Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine and director Joseph Mankiewicz.

The story revolves around a briliant thriller writer and society fixture who loses his wife to a hairdresser (Law). The vengeful writer creates a meticulous plan to gain his revenge. A battle of wits ensues between the two characters with plenty of twists and turns.

Michale Caine played the hairdresser role in 1972 and may be back in this version to play the role of the writer that Olivier originally played. Law, fresh off of Cold Mountain will co produce with Tom Sternberg and Simon Halfon.

Brian B.