Hollywood veterans Shirley Maclaine and Christopher Plummer are to lead the cast in a remake of hit 2005 Spanish film Elsa & Fred.

Ill Postino's Michael Radford will direct the revamp about a pair of romantic pensioners.

The new film will be set in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Both MAClaine and Plummer are enjoying a career rebirth - Plummer won his first Oscar earlier this year (12) for his supporting role in Beginners and MAClaine recently joined the cast of acclaimed British Tv drama Downton Abbey.