According to The Hollywood Reporter, Noam Murro, the recipient of this year's DGA Award for outstanding directorial achievement in commercials, has signed on to direct Warner Bros. Pictures' new version of Strangers on a Train. David Seltzer is writing the screenplay for the adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel, which was first made into a film in 1951 by Alfred Hitchcock.

The story inspired 1969's Once You Kiss a Stranger and Danny DeVito's Throw Momma From the Train in 1987. Robert Walker and Farley Granger starred in the original Hitchcock movie, with Granger playing a tennis pro who jokes about killing the father of a stranger he meets in return for the other man killing Granger's wife.