Miller time for ‘Alfie’

'Keen Eddie' actress joins redo

Paramount has tapped Brit thesp Sienna Miller to star opposite Jude Law in its untitled remake of “Alfie,” the 1966 romantic comedy that toplined Michael Caine.

The 21-year-old Miller has been cast as Nikki, pursued by Law’s character as the girl of his dreams. Charles Shyer, who wrote the script with Elaine Pope, is directing, with lensing is expected to start in London in September.

Miller stars as Fiona Bickerton in the Fox drama “Keen Eddie.” The thesp, who has dual citizenship in the United States and the U.K., is making her bigscreen debut in “Layer Cake,” adapted from J.J. Connolly’s crime novel and shooting this summer. She’s repped by Endeavor Stateside and by London agency PFD.

Miller’s part is the first major femme role to be set in the remake; the studio is in negotiations with Nia Long (“Big Momma’s House”).

“Alfie,” based on Bill Naughton’s play, addressed the sexual revolution in the 1960s via the tale of a Brit womanizer. Shyer and Pope, who set up the remake at Par last year, have an eye to contemporizing the project. Par does not plan to call its version “Alfie,” though no title is set.

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