If there is one remake that I find myself looking forward to, it is actor-turned-director Kenneth Branagh’s new version of the 1972 thriller Sleuth.
In the original, Michale Caine stars as the young lover of Laurence Olivier’s wife. This time around, Caine stars as the cuckolded husband opposite Jude Law. But in addition to this bit of stunt casting, we have Branagh in the director’s chair, working with a script by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. All in all, a very good pedigree. And as the recently released remake of 3:10 To Yuma has shown us, remakes of good films can be good themselves.
The film hits theaters October 12. Until then, here’s the film’s trailer-