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Vertigo — the Alfred Hitchcock film long considered one of Hollywood’s best — may be getting a remake.
Paramount Pictures has acquired the remake rights to the 1958 movie, which starred Jimmy Stewart as an ex-detective hired to follow a friend’s wife (Kim Novak) who has been acting erratically.
Robert Downey Jr. is eyeing the Stewart role, with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight tapped to write the screenplay. Downey and wife Susan Downey are attached to produce the project via Team Downey, with John Davis and John Fox via Davis Entertainment.
Paramount released the original film, which was based on the French novel D’entre les morts. Several Hitchcock films have been remade over the years, including Psycho and Rear Window.
Downey will next be seen in the Christopher Nolan movie Oppenheimer. He is repped by WME, Joy Fehily and Hansen Jacobson. Knight, repped by CAA and Nelson Davis, was recently tapped to pen a Star Wars film, taking over for Damon Lindelof.
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