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Kiefer Sutherland to Make ‘Flatliners’ Comeback in Big-Screen Remake

Actor is close to a deal to return to the title

More than 25 years after the original movie thrilled audiences, Kiefer Sutherland is returning to “Flatliners,” TheWrap has learned.

The Sony remake is set for the big screen and will star Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemons.

Sutherland has committed to a role; the deal is in the midst of being buttoned up.

There is no word on whether Julia Roberts will join Sutherland in his journey back to the title, but fans can hope.

The original film came out in 1990 and starred Sutherland, Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. The story revolves around a group of medical students who explore near death by putting their own lives at risk on the examination table.

The remake is being directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the Swedish version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and an episode of USA Network’s “Mr. Robot.”

Ben Ripley (“Source Code”) wrote the script and Laurence Mark and Michael Douglas (who also produced the original movie) are producing.

Cameras will start rolling in Toronto within the next few days.

Sutherland is represented by CAA and Management 360.

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