Walter Hill will write and direct a remake of the 1962 classic "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" says THR.
Directed by the late great Robert Aldrich the classic saw Bette Davis as former child star Baby Jane Hudson and Joan Crawford as her crippled sister Blanche.
“The two equal leads demand great performers — that is a given,” Hill said. “The intensity of the Gothic storyline makes a reconfiguration of the drama still a potentially searing experience. The idea is to make a modern film without modernizing the period. It needs to resonate the golden age of Hollywood.”
The Aldrich family has controlled the rights to the premise on behalf of the original director, and entrusted them to Hill.
Hill will adapt the screenplay from Lukas Heller's screenplay for the original, rather than author Henry Farrell's novel on which it was based.
Hill and Adell Aldrich will produce