Scott Cooper to direct Carancho remake

The original may have only premièred in the UK during last months BFI London Film Festival, but the highly-acclaimed Argentinian film Carancho is already said to be getting an English-language remake, called Vulture.

Scott Cooper, who wrote, directed and produced last year’s musical drama Crazy Heart is reported to be directing this Americanised version, which will re-tell the story of an ambulance-chasing lawyer who falls for a young doctor, who is dedicated to treating local residents without medical insurance.

The Argentine original, directed by Pablo Trapero, gained much critical acclaim and was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Academy Awards.

The re-vamped script has been penned by Aaron Stockard, who worked with Ben Affleck on both Gone Baby Gone and The Town. Roy Lee, who has much experience in remaking foreign language films having worked on The Ring, The Grudge and The Departed, is also on board to produce.

No word yet as to who might star in the film, but we’ll certainly keep you posted. Meanwhile you can catch the original, which is expected to be released in the UK next year, and check out the trailer below!

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