“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam is in talks to take on the role made famous by Steve McQueen in a remake of the legendary 1973 prison escape drama “Papillon” for Red Granite.
McQueen played a man unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison. He plots his escape, aided by a counterfeiter (Dustin Hoffman) who finances prison escapes in exchange for protection. Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr. penned the Franklin J Schaffner-directed original.
Danish director Michael Noer is attached to helm the remake from a script by “Prisoners” scribe Aaron Guzikowski. Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi will produce and filming will begin this Fall.
Hunnam has completed shooting both Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur: Knights Of The Roundtable” and James Gray’s “Lost City of Z”.