LaBute & Hackford Remake A Woman

Neil LaBute (“In the Company of Men,” “Your Friends and Neighbours”) will write and Taylor Hackford (“Devil’s Advocate,” “Ray”) will direct New Line’s remake “The Woman Next Door” reports Variety.

Based on the 1981 Francois Truffaut film “La Femme d’a cote,” the original starred Gérard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant as former lovers, now married to other people, who rekindle their affair when one of the couples ends up moving into the house next door to the other.

This marks the first time LaBute will pen a script for another director, but he won’t begin the assignment until after the writer’s strike is resolved.