In 1972, Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine starred in the classic screen adaptation of SLEUTH, based on Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Olivier played Andrew Wyke, a droll old writer whose wife is having an affair with the young, ambitious Milo Tindle, played by Caine.
Thirty-five years later, Caine stars as Wyke in this updated version of SLEUTH, completely rewritten by Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter and directed by multiple Oscar nominee Kenneth Branagh.
Jude Law, who played the Michael Caine role in the 2004 remake of ALFIE, now takes over as Tindle, a hairdresser-actor who has shown up at Wyke's estate to demand that Wyke divorce his wife so Tindle can marry her. But the extremely successful and wealthy Wyke is not about to give up his wife without a very determined and well-calculated battle of wits. Wyke lives an isolated existence in a home equipped with a high-tech security system featuring dozens of electronic gadgets and odd contraptions, forcing Tindle to be on his guard against bizarre "accidents." The cat-and-mouse game continues as Tindle and Wyke play mind games with each other in a thrilling contest of one-upsmanship that soon devolves into shocking violence.
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