Sony Picks Up Buscemi’s Killer Interview

Steve Buscemi’s “Interview,” a remake of slain director Theo Van Gogh’s Dutch feature, has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Sony Pictures Classics reports Reuters.

Buscemi plays a burned-out political journalist who agrees to interview a popular B-actress (Sienna Miller), following her around for a day as they develop an unexpected relationship. A July domestic release is planned.

“Interview” is based on the 2003 feature by Van Gogh, who was killed in November 2004 in Amsterdam by an Islamic radical.

Van Gogh’s killing followed a televised airing of his short film “Submission” which portrays violence against women in Islamic societies.