For the second time in the space of a week, an Alfred Hitchcock film is announced as getting a remake. Paramount will be producing a new version of Hitchcock’s classic Suspicion and has hired The Killing show runner Veena Sud to write the script.
Based on the 1932 crime novel Before The Fact by Anthony Berkeley, Suspicion starred Joan Fonatine as a newly married woman who gradually begins to suspect that new husband Cary Grant may be responsible for the death of a business partner. It was a performance that won Fontaine the Best Actress Academy Award that year.
Although Sud has plenty of television experience on such series as Cold Case, where she served as an executive producer, and The Killing, this marks her first feature film assignment.
Last Thursday, DreamWorks announced that it was remaking Hitchcock’s thriller Rebecca.