Stephen Frears to Direct a Remake of His The Hit

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Variety says that director Stephen Frears, writer Peter Prince and producer Jeremy Thomas are reuniting to remake their 1984 film, The Hit.

In the original, Terence Stamp plays Willie, a gangster’s henchman turned “supergrass” (informer) trying to live in peaceful hiding in a remote Spanish village. Sun-dappled bliss turns to nerve-racking suspense, however, when two hit men–played by a soulless John Hurt and a youthful, loose-cannon Tim Roth–come a-calling to bring Willie back for execution.

Eric Clapton created music for the film with guitarist Paco de LucĂ­a.

Thomas says the remake moves the action to Mexico and the U.S.