Branagh Remake of Thriller "Sleuth," Starring Law and Caine, Opens Oct. 12

News   Branagh Remake of Thriller "Sleuth," Starring Law and Caine, Opens Oct. 12
 
Playwright Harold Pinter has adapted Anthony Shaffer's famed thriller Sleuth for a new film starring Michael Caine and Jude Law that was directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Sony Pictures Classics gives a limited release to the Castle Rock Entertainment film beginning Oct. 12. The 86-minute, R-rated motion picture was filmed at England's Twickenham Studios.

Caine — who appeared in the original 1972 film version opposite Laurence Olivier — now takes on Olivier's role opposite fellow stage and screen star Jude Law. (Law, it should be noted, followed Caine's footsteps in the remake of "Alfie.")

"Sleuth" concerns "a millionaire detective novelist [who] matches wits with the unemployed actor who ran off with his wife in a deadly serious, seriously twisted game with deadly consequences," according to a movie synopsis.

Anthony Quayle and Keith Baxter starred in the original Broadway production of Sleuth. Clifford Williams directed the Shaffer drama, which opened Nov. 12, 1970, and ran for nearly three years with 1,222 performances.

The official film website can be found at sonyclassics.com/sleuth.

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