Lasse Hallstrom Remakes Anthony

Lasse Hallstrom (“The Cider House Rules,” “Casanova”) is set to direct a remake of the 2005 French film “Anthony Zimmer” as his next project reports Variety.

Scripted by Julian Fellowes (“Gosford Park”), thriller concerns an American tourist who finds his life in danger when a female Interpol agent uses him as a dupe to flush out an elusive criminal with whom she once had an affair.

Jerome Salle wrote the original script. An early 2008 production start is scheduled for Europe.