La Doppia Ora is getting a remake! And what definitely sounds great at this moment is that Michelle Williams is reportedly in some serious talks to star as the female lead! So, what can I tell you guys, you better get ready for The Double Hour movie, ’cause Fox Searchlight is apparently quite serious about the whole thing & The Forgiveness of Blood helmer Joshua Marston is already on board to direct the remake!
Marston will direct The Double Hour from his own script, which will, according to the latest reports, center on an ex-cop and a hotel maid who fall in love after meeting at a speed-dating event. After they retreat to the ex-cop’s employer’s house for a romantic evening, they are ambushed by a gang that the maid later appears to be involved with.
At least that’s what the original movie was all about. In case you’re not so familiar with La Doppia Ora, the movie was directed by Giuseppe Capotondi and starred Ksenia Rappoport and Filippo Timi.
It premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and Rappoport even won Volpi Cup, or if you prefer – the best actress award in Venice for the whole thing.
Anyway, it looks that The Double Hour definitely has a lot of potential, especially now when Williams is rumored to join the whole thing.
As usual, we’ll keep an eye on the remake, so make sure you stay tuned for more updates!