Michelle Williams Eyes Lead Role in 'Double Hour' Remake

Three-time Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams is currently in talks to play the lead role in a remake of the award-winning 2009 Italian film The Double Hour.

The original film went on to pick up several major awards at the Venice Film Festival, including best actor and actress as well as a nomination for the Golden Lion.

Centered on a chambermaid and an ex-cop who meet at a speed dating event, the film focuses on a romantic getaway with the couple that takes a dark turn.

Williams is up for the chambermaid role and the tremendously underrated Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, The Forgiveness of Blood) is set to direct. Marston also wrote the script for the remake and Fox Searchlight is backing the project.

Even if Williams signs on, it may be a while before the projects begins filming. The actress is slated to begin production on the World War II drama Suite Francaise with Rust and Bone actor Matthias Schoenaerts.

Still, as far as American remakes go, this project looks very promising. A lot will ride on who gets cast in the ex-cop role, but a combination of Williams and Marston along with a awards-season release could earn this project several accolades.

Of course, that's jumping way ahead in advance. Take a look at the trailer from the original Italian version and sound off on whether you think Williams would be a good fit as the chambermaid.

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