Joel Edgerton and Michelle Williams Board The Double Hour
May 15, 2013
Joel Edgerton and Michelle Williams are set to headline a remake of the 2009 Italian thriller The Double Hour, Deadline reports. The original film, which received a domestic release in 2011, was directed by Giuseppe Capotondi and is officially described as follows:
Guido (Filippo Timi), a former cop, is a luckless veteran of the speed-dating scene in Turin. But, much to his surprise, he meets Slovenian immigrant Sonia (Ludovica Rappoport), a chambermaid at a high-end hotel. The two hit it off, and a passionate romance develops. After they leave the city for a romantic getaway in the country, things suddenly take a dark turn. As Sonia's murky past resurfaces, her reality starts to crumble. Everything in her life begins to change—questions arise and answers only arrive through a continuous twist and turn of events keeping viewers on edge until the film's final moments.
Edgerton can be seen on the big screen now in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby while Michelle Williams recently starred in Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful.
Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) will write and direct the remake with Silver Reel Entertainment and Lotus Entertainment financing and seeking a buyer at Cannes.
You can check out the trailer for the original in the player below: