WARRIOR Director Gavin O’Connor to Helm TELL NO ONE Remake

     November 21, 2013

gavin-oconnor-tell-no-one

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.

tell-no-one-book-cover-imageHere’s a synopsis for Harlan Coben’s Tell No One [from Amazon]:

David Beck has rebuilt his life since his wife’s murder eight years ago, finishing medical school and establishing himself as a pediatrician, but he’s never forgotten the woman he fell in love with in second grade. And when a mysterious e-mail arrives on the anniversary of their first kiss, with a message and an image that leads him to wonder whether Elizabeth might still be alive, Beck will stop at nothing to find the truth that’s eluded him for so many years. A powerful billionaire is equally determined to make sure his role in her disappearance never comes to light, even if it means destroying an innocent man.

In David Beck, Harlan Coben, the author of the popular series starring sports agent Myron Bolitar (Darkest Fear et al.) has created a protagonist who shares many of Bolitar’s best qualities–he’s a decent, generous, gentle guy whose loyalty to those he loves is unquestionable. So when he discovers that people he was close to may be responsible not only for Elizabeth’s murder but also the “accidental” death of his father, Beck’s sense of betrayal is as understandable to the reader as his uncharacteristically violent reaction. Coben is a skillful storyteller with a gift for creating likable characters caught up in circumstances that illuminate their complex emotional lives and deep humanity.

Around The Web

Latest News

Writer-Directors Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul Talk THE D TRAIN

The filmmakers discuss making the movie in 22 days, the genesis of the story, casting Jack Black, not spoiling the film in the trailer, and more.

Alternate History: What If George Miller’s JUSTICE LEAGUE Wasn’t Cancelled?

If 'Mad Max' director George Miller's 'Justice League' movie not only hadn't been cancelled, but was a huge success, how would that have impacted the superhero movie landscape going forward?

Christoph Waltz to Direct and Star in THE WORST MARRIAGE IN GEORGETOWN

Waltz will direct himself as an eccentric social climber who murders his elderly socialite wife.

SAINT LAURENT: Director Bertrand Bonello Discusses His New Biopic

Bornello talks about staying honest about Yves Saint Laurent's life, finding the right cast, his visual approach the the film, the eclectic score, his next film 'Paris is Happening' and more.

New HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 Trailer Is Weird, Gross

Which shouldn't really be a surprise, I guess.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS: J.J. Abrams Talks Cutting References to Original Trilogy

Don't expect 'Episode VII' to lay the groundwork for future installments quite like an MCU film.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE FLASH Dips Slightly, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Steady

Meanwhile, 'Person of Interest' and 'The Voice' find new lows.

New MAGIC MIKE XXL Trailer Piles on the Sexual Innuendo

Donald Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more join the ensemble in the road trip-centric sequel.

Joss Whedon Reveals the Real Reason He Quit Twitter

And it's not because of death threats or angry tweets from militant feminists.

Tom Hardy Talks Steven Knight’s FX Series TABOO

Also mentions working on a DC Comics thing that’s a “psychological fuckest”.

Page 1 of 3,93512345...102030...Last »