It seems as if CARRIE remake director, Kimberly Peirce, is finding a niche for herself. Although her current production is…well, in production, she’s signed on to renovate the French thriller WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY…(2000).
No word as of yet who will star in the rejuvenation, but the original – directed by Dominik Moll – featured Laurent Lucas (THE KATE LOGAN AFFAIR) and Mathilde Seigner (TIME REGAINED) as a middle-class couple who befriend Plum (Sophie Guillemin) and Harry (Sergi López – DIRTY PRETTY THINGS). However, as their friendship reaches new levels, Harry’s fascination with the couple becomes clearer and creepier.
If it wasn’t enough that Peirce is working on a remake of CARRIE (one of the most popular ‘horror’ films of all time), but the original version of HARRY… was nominated for the esteemed Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000. Personally, I haven’t seen any of her previous work, but there seems to be a lot of buzz around her at the moment, which is enough to encourage me to buy a ticket.
CARRIE is due for a release from 12th April 2013. WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY… is in early pre-production.