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Sony making a remake of a German hit

MUMBAI: Sony studios is producing The Experiment, a remake of Oliver Hirschbiegel‘s 2001 German hit, that debuts Paul Scheuring as a director. Sony will distribute the movie in the U.S. Travis Fimmel has joined the cast playing the role that had to go to Elijah Wood.

Fimmel had earlier starred in A&E‘s The Beast and also appeared in the 2008 comedy Surfer, Dude.

The story of the film is based on an incident at Stanford University in 1971 in which an experiment that sought to find out how ordinary people would react in a prison situation went horribly awry.


Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker star in the psychological thriller in which Brody plays the leader of the prisoners while Whitaker is the lead guard.


Jeanette Buerling and Maggie Monteith are producing the film under their Magnet Media Group banner along with Bill Johnson of Inferno Distribution which will handle the distribution of the film overseas.


The project, which is being currently being shot in Lowa is likely to release next year.

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