The English-language remake of the 2006 French thriller Tell No One has a new director. Though Ben Affleck initially flirted with the project as both a directing and starring vehicle, he got to busy and was forced to move on. Now THR reports that Warrior director Gavin O’Connor is in negotiations to take the helm of the redo. The remake is based on director Guillaume Canet’s French film Ne le dis a personne, which itself was based on the Harlon Coben novel Tell No One. Scripted by Argo’s Chris Terrio, the Warner Bros./Universal pic tells the story of a pediatrician who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders that claimed the life of his wife…or so he thought.
O’Connor most recently stepped in to helm the Western Jane Got a Gun starring Natalie Portman, which was plagued with production troubles when original director Lynne Ramsey dropped out on the first day of filming. No word on when production on Tell No One might begin, but veteran producer Frank Marshall (the Bourne series) is onboard to produce. Read a synopsis of the book after the jump.