Three in for 'Reasonable' Lang remake

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BERLIN — Michael Douglas, Amber Tamblyn and Jesse Metcalfe have been cast in "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt," a remake of a Fritz Lang RKO film noir being directed by Peter Hyams.

Ted Hartley of RKO, Signature Pictures' Moshe Diamant and Foresight Unlimited's Mark Damon are producing.

"Reasonable" follows a journalist (Metcalfe) seeking to expose a corrupt district attorney (Douglas) by setting himself up as the suspect in a murder he didn't commit. His plan backfires when the district attorney discovers the setup and gets rid of the evidence the journalist has amassed to prove his innocence. Dana Andrews stared in the 1956 RKO film.

Shooting is due to begin March 3 in the U.S. Foresight is handling worldwide film sales, with a first deal done for U.K. rights with Entertainment Film Distributors.

Douglas, repped by Endeavor, most recently appeared in "King of California." Tamblyn, repped by Endeavor and Joan Hyler Management, recently wrapped "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2."

Metcalfe, repped by Gersh and Untitled, is known for his work on "Desperate Housewives" and next appears in Joel Shumacher's horror thriller "Town Creek."

The ICM-repped Hyams' credits include "End of Days," "Timecop" and "The Star Chamber," which also starred Douglas.
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