Sheridan is keeper of 'Brothers'

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Jim Sheridan is in talks to direct a remake of Susanne Bier's wartime drama "Brothers" for Relativity Media.

Sony Pictures will distribute the film in North America. Magnetik Media is handling foreign sales and will be repping the title at May's Festival de Cannes.

David Benioff is penning the remake. The story involves two brothers -- one an officer in the Army, the other an ex-convict -- whose lives are irrevocably changed while one tries to cope with the scars of war while his troubled younger brother, becomes increasingly drawn to the first brother's wife.

Bier's film, which was released in 2004, stars Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas and revolves around two brothers, one of whom is sent to war in Afghanistan.

Sources close to the project say that Sheridan's involvement is expected to attract three A-list actors to the cast in the upcoming weeks.

Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh is producing alongside Michael De Luca and Joni Sighvatsson.

Sony's Rachel O'Connor will oversee the remake for the studio.

Sheridan, whose recent helming credits include "Get Rich or Die Tryin' " and "In America," has been nominated twice for best director Oscars for "In the Name of the Father" and "My Left Foot."

He is repped by CAA and attorneys Ira Schreck and Joe Dapello.
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