Caine and Law to Star in New Film Version of Shaffer's Sleuth

News   Caine and Law to Star in New Film Version of Shaffer's Sleuth Michael Caine and Jude Law will star in new film of Anthony Shaffer's famous thriller Sleuth. It will be adapted for the screen by fellow English playwright Harold Pinter, and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Financing was arranged by Castle Rock, and the film will shoot in January at Twickenham Studios in London, Variety reported. The will be Caine's second cinematic go at the thriller. He starred in the 1972 movie version, playing hairdresser Milo Tindle opposite Laurence Olivier's writer Andrew Wyke. This time Caine will play the Olivier role.

The two-hander concerns a writer, Wyke, who decides to seek revenge on callow hairdresser Milo, who stole his wife away. After luring the younger man to his country home, the two rivals indulge in twisted gamesmanship, deception and disguises to prove who is the better man. Anthony Quayle and Keith Baxter starred in the original Broadway production.

Ironically, Law also starred in the recent movie remake of "Alfie," another film which first starred Caine.

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