Belgian Thriller 'The Loft' Being Remade with James Marsden & More
In a story that is sure to play out like a much more dramatic version of Clue, Variety reveals that James Marsden (Hop), Patrick Wilson, Wentworth Miller ("Prison Break") and Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") will all star in a remake of the 2008 Belgian thriller The Loft. A Nightmare on Elm Street remake writer Wesley Strick is behind the script which tells the story of five married friends who share a loft where each of them bring their mistresses. When the body of an unknown woman is found in the loft, they begin to suspect one another of murder. Frankly, I'm surprised this wasn't made as a stage production first.
Erik Van Looy, who directed the original film, is also helming the English-language remake. The last time I remember this happening was Michael Haneke doing an English-language remake of Funny Games in 2007 about 10 years after his original foreign thriller of the same name was released in 1997. While three of the cast members have dealt with various types of thrillers in their career, I'm most interested in seeing a comedic actor like Stonestreet, who cracks me up on "Modern Family," venture into darker territory. How about you?