SIR Michael Caine has given Jude Law his seal of approval in the lead role of movie remake Alfie.

The OSCAR-winning actor, 71, is "intrigued" to see the new version of his 1966 movie about a cockney philanderer, and has praised his friend Law, whom he considers a "wonderful actor".

Caine says the remake was "a form of flattery really - we couldn't have done a bad job of it the first time.

"I think it's great that Jude is playing Alfie. He is a friend and I'm a great admirer of his.

"I think he's a wonderful actor and it will be very interesting because Alfie was a male chauvinist pig in the 1960s, and the story is being re-written by an American woman (Elaine Pope).

"I'll be intrigued to see it."

23/08/2004 13:36