Psychological scares and an increasingly disturbing atmosphere made Gone Girl one of the year's most unsettling theatrical releases. If you enjoyed the potent combination of David Fincher in the director's chair, Gillian Flynn scribing the screenplay, and Ben Affleck in the lead role for Gone Girl, then you may be pleased to hear that the trio are looking to come together once again for a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train.

According to Deadline, David Fincher will direct and Ben Affleck will star in Strangers, a Warner Bros. reimagining of Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train (which in turn is based on Patricia Highsmith's 1950 novel of the same name), with Gillian Flynn in talks to pen the project. Affleck will portray "a movie star – in the middle of a campaign for an Oscar during awards season – whose private plane breaks down and is given a ride to LA on another plane by a wealthy stranger."

Fans of Hitchcock's work will recognize this role as a twist on Guy Haines, the tennis pro character played by Farley Granger in the original film, who is considering divorcing his wife when a psychopathic stranger named Bruno Anthony (played chillingly by Robert Walker) proposes the option of letting him murder his wife, so long as Guy will scratch his back in return by killing Mr. Anthony, Bruno's father. Though the original film was released in the early 1950s, it's been revealed that Strangers will have a modern-day backdrop.

In addition to starring, Affleck will also produce Strangers via his own Pearl Street company, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. that he operates with Matt Damon. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates. In the meantime, if you haven't seen Strangers on a Train, we have the film's synopsis and trailer below:

"Two complete strangers, Bruno Anthony, a psychotic mother's boy and Guy Haines, a professional tennis player meet on a train and begin discussing a theory on how the two of them could commit the perfect crime. Guy thinks they are joking, while Anthony is serious, and is about to take their conversation a step too far."

Source: Deadline
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