Sony Picks Up Anderson’s Long Good Friday


Sony Pictures Entertainment has bought North American rights and a slew of other foreign territories to Paul W.S. Anderson’s remake of The Long Good Friday, reports Variety.

The movie, produced and financed by Handmade Films, is scheduled to shoot in the U.S. next year, with the original London gangland story transposed to Miami. The original was directed by John Mackenzie and featured Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren as part of the ensemble cast.

The trade says that the budget for the new film is thought to be in the $50 million to $55 million range.

Anderson is writing and will direct the film, which will be produced by Jeremy Bolt for Impact Pictures and Patrick Meehan for Handmade.

Sony has acquired most major foreign territories, excluding Asia and the smallest European markets.