‘Logan’ director James Mangold reportedly helming French film remake

James Mangold will reportedly direct the remake of French film ‘Disorder’. — AFP pic
James Mangold will reportedly direct the remake of French film ‘Disorder’. — AFP pic

LOS ANGELES, June 9 ― Deadline reports that the American filmmaker, James Mangold, is lined up to direct a remake of Disorder, a French movie (titled Maryland in French) released in 2015 starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger.

The French version of Disorder ― which was screened in the “Un Certain Regard” section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada ― follows Vincent, a soldier returning from Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. On returning to civilian life, he is hired to assure the protection of Jessie, the wife of a wealthy businessman at their luxury villa in the South of France.

Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger star in the main roles of the original drama thriller, directed by French filmmaker Alice Winocour (Augustine), who also wrote the screenplay for Mustang.

Several changes are in store for the American remake, with the setting notably switching from the French Riviera to the Spanish island of Majorca. Actor Taylor Sheridan has been signed up to pen the script for the adaptation. After writing screenplays for Sicario and Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan was at this year’s Sundance and Cannes festivals (winning the directing prize in the Un Certain Regard section) with his first movie, Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen.

Disorder is expected to start shooting this year if all goes to plan. The production will soon be on the lookout for stars to replace Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts and German actress Diane Kruger.

James Mangold, who directed Logan, Walk the Line and 3:10 to Yuma, is also expected to helm the big screen adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel The Force, about police corruption in New York. ― AFP-Relaxnews

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