Sony Classics Detects A Sleuth

Sony Pictures Classics has signed on to distribute the long-gestating remake of the 1972 cat-and-mouse drama “Sleuth” which stars Michael Caine and Jude Law reports Variety.

“Sleuth,” which Kenneth Branagh is directing from a script by Harold Pinter, has long been a passion project for Law who will also produce when shooting begins this month in the UK.

First produced as a play by Anthony Shaffer, “Sleuth” centers on an older writer and a younger actor who spend a weekend trying to outwit each other at the writer’s English manor after the writer learns the actor has been having an affair with his wife.

Caine played the younger role in the original (opposite Laurence Olivier) and has been said to be interested in taking on the other role for some time.