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Eli Roth to direct Bruce Willis in ‘Death Wish’ remake

‘Hostel’ director Eli Roth is set to direct Death Wish, the MGM/Paramount remake of 1974 hit ‘Death Wish’ , which will star Bruce Willis, playing the reluctant vigilante made famous by Charles Bronson.  The actor is attached to star as Paul Kersey, the reluctant vigilante made famous by Charles Bronson, in MGM/Paramount’s long-in-the-works remake, reported Ace Showbiz.

Willis, now 61, will reprise Charles Bronson’s role as Paul Kersey, the bereaved husband and father turned ruthless vigilante. His previous film was the 2015 Keanu Reeves psychological thriller Knock Knock. Roth will direct the script by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski. Joe Carnahan penned the original script. Roger Birnbaum is producing.

The original film was an adaptation of a 1972 novel by Brian Garfield and told of a man who goes on a revenge spree after his wife is killed and his daughter is sexually assaulted. The movie struck a nerve with audiences who were facing the decade’s high crime rate and reinvented the career of Bronson, then 53. It also set off a long list of sequels, reports hollywoodreporter.

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