Paramount is in negotiations with Oscar winners Susan Sarandon and Marisa Tomei to star opposite Jude Law in its as-yet-untitled remake of “Alfie.”
Should the deals close, the thesps would join Sienna Miller and Nia Long in the romantic comedy, expected to begin lensing this fall.
Sarandon is being eyed for the role of Liz; Tomei would portray Julie.
Charles Shyer, who wrote the script with Elaine Pope, is directing the updated version of “Alfie.”
The original 1966 pic, based on Bill Naughton’s play, starred Michael Caine as a womanizing Brit who begins to question the emptiness of his life and the consequences of his actions amid the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Caine was nominated for a best actor Oscar for his perf.
ICM-repped Sarandon, who won the actress Oscar for “Dead Man Walking,” is starring with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez in Miramax’s remake of the Japanese hit “Shall We Dance?”
UTA-repped Tomei won the supporting actress Oscar in 1993 for “My Cousin Vinny” and received a second nomination last year, also in the supporting actress category, for “In the Bedroom.” She’s managed by Sue Leibman.