Following the runaway success of Gone Girl - the mystery-drama has now grossed over $365 million worldwide - David Fincher and lead star Ben Affleck are reteaming to work on a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. 

Ben AffleckBen Affleck and David Fincher scored a hit with the mystery thriller Gone Girl

Titled simply Strangers, the movie will tell the story of a movie star in the middle of an Oscar campaign whose private plan breaks down. He is offered a ride to Los Angeles on another plane by a wealthy stranger. However, in the original, Hitchcock's plot revolves around two strangers meeting on a train and discussing the idea of exchanging murders - an idea that one of the strangers actually carries out. Given Fincher's work on Gone Girl, Strangers is likely to be tonally similar to the darkness of the 1951 original, which starred Farley Granger and Robert Walker. 

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Before then, Affleck will finish work on The Accountant for Warner Bros - about a forensic accountant who un-cooks the books for illicit clients. After that, he plans to star and direct th adaption of the Dennis Lehane book Live By Night - a story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

For Fincher, he's about to go into production on the HBO series Utopia - a remake of the critically acclaimed British show on Channel 4. He is also likely to helm The Girl Who Played with Fire - the second American movie adaptation of Stieg Larson's classic crime novels. 

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