Kenneth Branagh has signed on as director of the mystery/thriller, Sleuth.

He'll be taking the helm with stars Jude Law and Michael Caine in the remake of the original 1972 flick; Jude Law will also serve as producer. The film is an adaptation of the Anthony Shaffer play, written by Harold Pinter. Variety says Caine will play a brilliant thriller writer and social fixture who's so upset at losing his wife to a young hairdresser (Law) that he hatches a complex revenge plan. Coincidentally, Caine played the hairdresser in the original, while Laurence Olivier played the writer.

Slueth will begin shooting in January at Twickenham Studios in London.