Lou Doillon has joined Asia Argento, David Cronenberg, Anna Mouglalis, Chloe Sevigny and Stephen Rea in Douglas Buck's remake of Brian DePalma's classic '70s horror thriller Sisters, according to Variety. 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. Production is under way in Vancouver.
Of his take on "Sisters," Buck tells Variety: "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 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.