Hot on the heels of the news that Alfred Hitchcock’s only Best Picture Oscar winning classic Rebecca is being at Dreamworks and Working Title Films, comes news of another of The Master of Suspense’s back getting the redo treatment.
Variety says Paramount are looking to remake “Suspicion”, the 1941 thriller that centered on a shabby young woman (played by Joan Fontaine) who married a handsome charmer (played by Cary Grant) despite her rich father’s disapproval, before then suspecting her new hubbie has plans to murder her. The Hitchcock plot, no?
Veena Sud, showrunner and executive producer of AMC’s The Killing has been tapped to re-adapt the original film, which was based on Francis Iles’s 1932 novel ‘Before the Fact’ but clearly it will be Hitch’s film that the new film will mostly be taken from.
If you have never seen it “Suspicion” is a cracking thriller, winning Fontaine a Best Actress Oscar for her performance and featuring Grant in a rare role as the villain of the piece.
As for potential re-casting? Clearly Hugh Jackman is an obvious choice for the husband, but re-casting the female part ain’t so easy.
Montecito Pictures are producing, the shingle also in pre-production on “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho”, a thriller based on Stephen Rebello’s book and which has Anthony Hopkins attached to star as Hitch. That movie is setup at Fox Searchlight.
1941版《深闺疑云》根据Francis Illes发表于1932年的小说《真相大白之前》（Before the Fact）改编，由琼·芳登和加里·格兰特主演。讲述了一位拥有巨额财产的千金小姐发现自己的丈夫试图杀害她谋取财产的故事。影片令琼·芳登摘获了第14届奥斯卡影后。本片在1987年曾被翻拍为电视版。