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The long-gestating remake of the British crime drama Mona Lisa, co-written and to be directed by Larry Clark, is reportedly set to finally begin shooting.

Production Weekly’s Twitter update claims that the Clark-directed version of Mona Lisa will film this September with Iron Man 2’s Mickey Rourke and Casino Royale’s Eva Green starring.

The project is an Americanized remake of the 1986 British film directed by Neil Jordan and produced by HandMade Films. Bob Hoskins starred as George, a London chauffeur who drives a high-class call girl Simone (Cathy Tyson). Michael Caine played Dinny, George’s old boss who hired him to drive Simone and to spy on one of her regulars.

There have been a number of actors associated with the remake over the years. Rosario Dawson was first said to be Clark’s choice to play the female lead in 2005 when the project was titled Shame. Most recently, Hayden Christensen was reported to be playing the male lead; it’s unclear whether Rourke has replaced him or if Rourke will play the Caine role instead.

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