Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek Break Out of Devil’s Island in ‘Papillon’ Remake Trailer (Video)

Actors take on roles made famous by Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in 1973 classic

Rami Malek and Charlie Hunnam step into shoes once filled by Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in the new trailer for “Papillon,” Bleecker Street’s remake of the classic film written in 1973 by Dalton Trumbo.

Based on the 1969 autobiography by French convict and safecracker Henry Charriere, “Papillon” features Hunnam as the author as he was falsely convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison on the infamous Devil’s Island. While in prison, Charriere forms an unlikely partnership with counterfeiter Louis Dega (Malek), who agrees to finance Charriere’s escape plan in exchange for protection.

The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last September and is directed by Michael Noer from a screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski. Watch the trailer in the clip above.

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