New Line Cinema Planning Remake of Stephen Sondheim's "The Last of Sheila"

News   New Line Cinema Planning Remake of Stephen Sondheim's "The Last of Sheila"
 
New Line Cinema is currently seeking a writer for a remake of the "The Last of Sheila," the cult 1973 murder mystery by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The plot of the original film, set on a yacht in the Mediterranean, ensnares a group of well-heeled guests for a puzzle-filled scavenger hunt over the course of a weekend. Herbert Ross directed the original, which had a screenplay by Perkins and Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-lyricist Sondheim. The film is loved by fans for its twisting plot and campy dialogue.

Producer Beau Flynn ("Requiem for a Dream") is attached to the remake. Dates of production and a director have not been revealed.

The original film featured Raquel Welch, Richard Benjamin, James Coburn, Dyan Cannon, James Mason, Ian McShane and more. Cannon's character Christine was famously based on late Hollywood agent Sue Mengers.

Here's a look at the original trailer for "The Last of Sheila":

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