Oddly enough, two of my favorite movie mysteries star Michael Caine. If you haven't seen Deathtrap with Caine and Christopher Reeve, I really recommend it; you'll never look at Superman the same way. The other film is Sleuth with Laurence Olivier as a cuckolded husband who enters into a criminal partnership with his wife's lover (Caine). If you love double-crosses and twists you didn't see coming than these are the movies for you.

Back in September, Erik had the news that a remake of Sleuth was in pre-production with Jude Law in Caine's original role, and in a bout of cutesy casting Caine would be returning in Olivier's part. Variety has announced that the film has started shooting on location in England. The remake will work from a script written by Nobel Prize winning author Harold Pinter, and on board to direct is Kenneth Branagh, which answers my question of what he's been up to lately. And, since I'm probably one of the few people who liked Dead Again it will be nice to see him making a film that isn't in iambic pentameter. Law is also producing the film under his Riff Raff Prods. Usually, when a remake is announced you start wondering if it can live up to the original. In this case, the remake seems more like a re-enactment so we'll have to wait and see if it was worth the effort.
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