The daughters of SLEUTH writer Anthony Shaffer have criticised the remake of the 1970s movie of the same name - for failing to involve them in the new Kenneth Branagh adaptation. The original film starred Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier, while the 2007 version sees Jude Law take the role of the younger gentleman with Caine portraying the part made famous by Olivier. But Shaffer's children Claudia, 43, and Cressida, 40, are devastated they did not have a say in the Branagh version - despite suggesting Law for the part in the remake. And they are even more angered to have been snubbed altogether for the movie's London debut at the weekend (18Nov07). Claudia says, "My sister and I are distressed that we weren't invited to the film premiere in London on Sunday. Cressida was particularly surprised because she was the one who suggested Jude Law for the part. "Its very odd because we knew Michael Caine when we were children. We met Kenneth Branagh last Christmas and he promised he would let us know what was happening about the film. But we have heard nothing. "It's rather strange when you see huge posters on your way to the Tube (London Underground transport system). Sleuth has been a part of our lives for as long as I can remember. It's very sad and depressing."
He'll also be on board as a producer for the book to screen adaptation.
Gendry has been living under Cersei Lannister's nose for quite some time now.
The director would love to take the films in a different direction.