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Susanne Bier To Remake French Thriller 'Rapt'

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 23, 2011 8:27 AM
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While she's currently getting ready to walk the red carpet this Sunday and is likely getting her acceptance speech ready as her latest film "In a Better World" is highly expected to take home the Best Foreign Film Oscar, director Susanne Bier isn't wasting any time lining up her next project.

Deadline reports that Anders Thomas Jensen, Bier's longtime collaborator who has previously penned "Brothers," "After the Wedding" and "Open Hearts," is nearly done with the screenplay for "Rapt," a remake of the recent Cesar-nominated French thriller. Based on a true story, the film centers on "a corporate chairman who is held for ransom by a group of highly organized criminals while family, the corporation and the police are pitted against each other." Sounds like a nervy piece of work, and a shift into genre territory which will be something new for Bier. We're intrigued.

The film will likely get in front of cameras before the end of the year, so keep your fingers crossed that we get a new movie from Bier in 2012. If you're curious to see the original, it's available on DVD in Canada and you can check out the French language trailer below.

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2 Comments

  • carrie | February 23, 2011 10:57 AMReply

    please don't cast Christian Bale to act Attal 's character(if you see the movie, you can understand why)

  • Kate | February 23, 2011 8:55 AMReply

    The French original opens at NYC's Film Forum on July 7 -- Lorber Films is releasing.

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