Joel Edgerton and Michelle Williams sign on for a remake of The Double Hour

Joel Edgerton and Michelle Williams

Remakes aren’t always a bad thing, especially when a film is being remade from one language to another.  Americans don’t like subtitles and our foreign brethren make a ton of great movies every year, so there’s always plenty of material to choose from.  The next foreign film on the list to go through the American Hollywood grinder is the 2009 Italian film THE DOUBLE HOUR.   Joel Edgerton and Michelle Williams are set to star in the remake of the psychological thriller, which will be directed by MARIA FULL OF GRACE helmer Joshua Marston.

Joel Edgerton can currently be seen in THE GREAT GATSBY with Leonardo DiCaprio and Michelle Williams most recently appeared in the Disney film OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.  There’s no start date yet on THE DOUBLE HOUR as it looks like things just got started at Cannes. (Deadline)

The official synopsis of the Italian film: 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.

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