It's been 35 years since the original film hit theaters, but don't tell Michael Caine that -- it might make him feel old. Empire Onlinehas our first look at the much talked-about Sleuth remake, starring Jude Law (in the role Michael Caine took on all those years ago) and Michael Caine (in the role Laurence Olivier played opposite a much younger version of himself). Say all you want about how overrated Jude Law is, the guy worked hard to put this project together; single-handedly nabbing Caine and director Kenneth Branagh for what, I hope, turns out to be one of the better remakes to hit theaters in some time.

In the film (which was based on the Tony Award winning play by Anthony Shaffer), Law will play an aspiring actor who's summoned to the sprawling country estate of an author (Caine) whose wife has been fooling around with the younger, more attractive thesp. Once together, the two men engage in an assortment of mindgames which may or may not turn deadly. With a script from the great Nobel Prize-winning Harold Pinter (who, funnily enough, was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1996, and also took park in an extra-marital affair in the early 1960s), this one is sure to entertain. Heck, if it were up to me, I'd give Caine an award for playing both roles in different versions of the same film 35 years apart. That's gotta be worth something. No word yet on a release date, though I'd expect it to arrive sometime next year.

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