TV director Adam Bernstein has signed on to direct Focus Features’ remake of the French thriller “With a Friend Like Harry.”
Bernstein received an Emmy nomination this year for the first episode of FX’s “Fargo.” He has also won an Emmy for “30 Rock” and has helmed episodes of “Breaking Bad” and “Nurse Jackie.”
Variety reported in July that Focus had acquired the remake rights and launched development.
Wentworth Miller is writing the screenplay. Producers are Maven Pictures’ Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler with Michelle Krumm.
The story involves the titular Harry claiming to be a high school classmate of a less-than-happily married man and insinuating himself into his life. After Harry gives his new friend a taste of a life he’s missed out on, things take a sinister turn.
The French film, released in 2000, starred Laurent Lucas, Mathilde Seigner and Sergi Lopez. Director Dominik Moll and Lopez won Cesar awards.
Bernstein is represented by ICM Partners.