Hallström to Direct Zimmer Remake


Lasse Hallström is set to direct Anthony Zimmer, a remake of the 2005 French film. Spyglass is financing and has set an early 2008 production start in Europe, says Variety.

“Zimmer” will be Hallström’s next feature assignment. The film will be produced by Spyglass’ Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman. Leslie Holleran, Hallstrom’s longtime producing partner, is expected to join as a producer.

Written by Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), thriller concerns an American tourist who finds his life in danger when a female Interpol agent uses him as a dupe to flush out an elusive criminal with whom she once had an affair.

The original movie was written and directed by Jerome Salle.