Whitaker, Bouchareb Lay Down The “Law”

Forest Whitaker and Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb are teaming for “Bill’s Law”, a $20 million remake of Jose Giovanni’s 1973 French psychological drama “Two Men In Town” says Shadow and Act.

The original followed a recently released safe cracker attempting to lead an honest life. He’s soon pushed to the breaking point by both his ex-gang trying to lure him back, and a vengeful cop stalking him.

The remake changes the locale to contemporary small town Arizona and will deal with American anti-Arab paranoia. Shooting kicks off in the Fall.

The film is the first of a trilogy of English-language films exploring the complex relationship between the West and the Arab world.