British indie film favorites Sam Riley (“Control”) and Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) are attached to star in a new film version of Graham Greene’s classic novel “Brighton Rock” for Optimum Releasing and StudioCanal reports Variety.
Greene’s novel follows a young gangster in 1939 who marries the waitress who witnessed a murder he’s committed in order to keep her quiet.
Richard Attenborough and Carol Marsh starred in a previous film version released in 1947. The new version will more closely follow the book but shift the setting to 1964.
Rowan Joffe directs the $10-12 million feature which Paul Webster is producing. Filming kicks off in September.