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No remorse for ‘Sisters’

Buck makes a pass at a DePalma redo

Douglas Buck is helming a remake of the Brian DePalma film “Sisters” with French thesp Lou Doillon joining Chloe Sevigny and Stephen Rea. No Remorse Pictures is producing.

Production is under way in Vancouver.

Script was written by Buck and John Freitas and centers on a young woman, played by Doillon, who leads a disturbingly sheltered existence at the hand of her controlling psychiatrist (Rea). A nosey reporter (Sevigny), suspicious of the doctor’s motives, gets involved, leading to her witnessing a homicide.

No Remorse’s Edward R. Pressman and Alessandro Camon are producing. Lee Solomon of Grosvenor Park and Kirk Shaw of Insight exec produce. Suraj Gohill and Stephen Belafonte co-produce.

Voltage Pictures reps international rights to the pic.

Buck is a former electrical engineer who before turning to film had a job overseeing the electrical systems at New York’s John F. Kennedy and La Guardia airports. He then enrolled in film classes at the New School, where he attended a lecture on “Sisters” by Freitas. Soon the two were writing a script together.

Of his take on “Sisters,” Buck says: “In the original film, which I love, DePalma chose style over substance. I’m interested in exploring all the other stuff that’s there — the perversity, the tragedy, the sadness. All those character traits make it, to me, more interesting. I want to make the characters more alive.”

Buck has won acclaim on the international fest circuit with his shorts “Cutting Moments,” “Home” and “Prologue.”

No Remorse is a partnership between the Edward R. Pressman Film Corp. and Image Entertainment. “Sisters” is their first pic to go into production.

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