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Watch: Otto Preminger's Film Noir Classic 'Laura' In Full; James Ellroy Penning Remake

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 26, 2014 at 6:27PM

It's beyond dispute — Otto Preminger's 1944 film noir "Laura" is a stone cold classic, so of course it's going to be remade. The original starred Gene Tierney, Dana Andwers, Clifton Webb and Vincent Price, and concerned a murder investigation that turns obsessive. So if there must be a new version, we're glad it's in good hands.
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Laura

It's beyond dispute — Otto Preminger's 1944 film noir "Laura" is a stone cold classic, so of course it's going to be remade. The original starred Gene Tierney, Dana Andwers, Clifton Webb and Vincent Price, and concerned a murder investigation that turns obsessive. So if there must be a new version, we're glad it's in good hands.

THR reports that legendary writer James Ellroy will craft a screenplay for the redo for Fox 2000. The author has dipped his toes into screenwriting before ("Street Kings," "Rampart"), and likely knows first hand how adaptations can both be regrettable ("Black Dahlia") and great ("L.A. Confidential"). We presume Ellroy will examine Vera Caspary's novel, from which Preminger's film was derived, and we're interested to see what his way into the story will be.

If you haven't yet seen "Laura" (or want to again), you can watch the whole below with an easy click of the mouse. You're welcome.

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