Miramax is producing an English remake of Patrice LeConte’s French drama Man on the Train with writer Daniel Taplitz and producer Bob Cooper.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone) is in negotiations to direct the story of a drifter casing a conservative small town for a bank robbery. The man befriends an elderly professor who seeks to energize his life by becoming his partner in crime.
Billy Bob Thornton is said to be circling the project, but no actors have been set. It’s hoped that production will begin this year once a cast is locked down.
Taplitz (Chaos Theory) is adapting Claude Klotz’s original screenplay to the 2002 film, which was released domestically by Paramount Classics.