Remake of Hitchcock’s Suspicion in the Works

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Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 film Suspicion is getting the remake treatment courtesy of Paramount Pictures who have hired Veena Sud, executive producer and showrunner for AMC’s “The Killing,” to adapt the film, which was based on Francis Iles’s 1932 novel “Before the Fact.” This will be the first feature film writing gig for Sud, whose adaptation of the Danish drama series “The Killing” for AMC was a big enough hit to warrant a second season which airs on April 1.

The original Hitchcock film centers around a young woman from a wealthy family, an Oscar-winning performance by Joan Fontaine, who marries a charming man (Cary Grant) who she suspects is trying to kill her to get her family’s money.

Hitchcock is very much in the zeitgeist right now, this being the second announcement of a Hitchcock remake with DreamWorks and Working Title Films tackling the filmmaker’s earlier film Rebecca with screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises.)

Fox Searchlight are also in pre-production on an adaptation of Stephen Rebello’s book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho starring Anthony Hopkins.