James Ellroy Writing Remake of Noir Classic Laura Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.26.2014
Famed crime novelist tackling the film...
James Ellroy is known for his neo-noir crime novels, making him the perfect guy to take on a film noir classic. And that's what's happening, as THR reports that the L.A. Confidential novelist has been tapped to script a remake of the 1944 film Laura
The original was directed by Otto Preminger and starred Dana Andrews as NYPD detective Mark McPherson, who begins to fall in love with a woman (Gene Tierney) whose alleged murder he's investigating. Judith Anderson, Vincent Price and Clifton Webb co-starred in the critically-acclaimed film, which was nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list and was ranked as the #4 mystery for the organization's "10 Top 10."