Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Returns To "Tourist"

1/14/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

"The Lives of Others" helmer Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck has returned to direct the spy thriller "The Tourist" for Sony Pictures reports Variety.

According to Variety: Donnersmarck previously exited the project last Fall over creative differences. It would be the first film since the German helmer's 2006 breakout "The Lives of Others," which won the Oscar for foreign-language film.

Johhny Depp will play an American tourist drawn into a web of intrigue by a female Interpol agent (Angelina Jolie) who is attempting to locate a criminal who was once her lover.

Julian Fellowes wrote the original script while Christopher McQuarrie and Jeffrey Nachmanoff did rewrites. The film is a remake of the 2005 French thriller "Anthony Zimmer.”

Having Donnersmarck return to the project makes “The Tourist” even more of a must see. If the star power of Depp and Jolie weren’t enough, its great to see that a filmmaker of his caliber is back on the film.

Shooting will kick off in the spring.

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