Branagh, Hopkins Slip On “Italian Shoes”

Having just worked on “Thor” together, director Kenneth Branagh and actor Anthony Hopkins look to be re-teaming for a film adaptation of Swedish author Henning Mankell’s “Italian Shoes” reports Screen Daily.

The story follows an ex-surgeon now living on a remote island who is asked by an old and terminally ill flame of his to make good on a promise he made years before. Branagh is in talks to helm the project and has himself approached Hopkins about the role says the film’s executive producer Ole Sondborg.

The terrain is quite familiar to Branagh who has successfully starred as famed burned out Swedish detective Kurt Wallander in six made-for-TV movies based on Mankell’s novels. A further six are aiming to go into production this year.