Jim Sheridan to Direct Brothers


Jim Sheridan is in talks to direct a remake of Susanne Bier’s wartime drama Brothers for Relativity Media, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Sony Pictures will distribute the film in North America. Magnetik Media is handling foreign sales and will be representing the title at May’s Festival de Cannes.

David Benioff is writing the remake. Bier’s film, which was released in 2004, stars Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas and revolves around two brothers who are forced to negotiate their changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.

The trade adds that Sheridan’s involvement is expected to attract three A-list actors to the cast in the upcoming weeks.