Director Gavin O’Connor in Negotiations to Replace Ben Affleck on Thriller ‘Tell No One’

Chris Terrio (“Argo”) adapted the novel by Harlan Coben

Guillaume Canet’s French thriller “Tell No One” was one of the best movies I saw in 2008 and Gavin O’Connor‘s “Warrior” was my favorite film of 2011, so it’s fitting that O’Connor is in negotiations to direct an English-language remake of Tell No One” for Universal and Warner Bros.

The twist-filled story has a simple premise: A doctor is implicated in the disappearance of his wife, and several years later, he receives an email suggesting she is still alive. To say more than that would give away some exciting surprises.

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Chris Terrio (“Argo”) adapted the novel by Harlan Coben, and Frank Marshall will produce the remake, which Ben Affleck was once attached to direct and possibly star.

While I’d love to see Affleck find some time for this worthwhile project, I wouldn’t mind seeing O’Connor reunite with one of his “Warrior” stars, be it Tom Hardy or Joel Edgerton, who just wrapped O’Connor’s drama-plagued Western “Jane Got a Gun.”

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O’Connor’s other credits include “Pride and Glory,” “Miracle” and “Tumbleweeds.” He’s represented by CAA and Morris Yorn.