Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the drama, Sleuth.
The film is a remake of the 1972 cat-and-mouse flick; the updated version will star Michael Caine and Jude Law; Law is also producing through his Riff Raff Productions. Kenneth Branagh is directing the Harold Pinter screenplay that centers on an older writer and a younger actor who spend a weekend trying to outwit each other at the writer's English manor after the writer learns the actor has been having an affair with his wife. Variety says Caine played the younger role in the original (opposite Laurence Olivier) and has been said to be interested in taking on the other role for some time.
Sleuth begins shooting in Blighty this month.
Sony Classics will also release The Jane Austen Book Club starring Lynn Redgrave; it's about a group of fans of the Victorian writer whose own lives echo Austen's romantic plots. Just wrapping production, it could be released as early as August.