As first released by The Hollywood Reporter, New Line has announced it is in the process of remaking Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim's film The Last of Sheila with producer Beau Flynn. A writer has yet to be announced.
Read the original report here.
The Last of Sheila was first produced in 1973, helmed by director Herbert Ross. It soon attracted a cult following surrounding its murder-mystery plot, which takes place on a yacht in the Mediterranean. The boat's owner is a Hollywood producer whose wife was recently killed in a hit-and-run car accident. He invites some unsuspecting friends to the yacht, who then become entangled in a game the yacht owner calls, "The Sheila Greene Memorial Gossip Game," which soon evolves into a sinister puzzle and lethal hunt for the truth.
Sondheim and Perkins' version (loosely based on the pair's own real-life scavanger hunts) starred James Coburn, Raquel Welch, James Mason, Ian McShane and Dyan Cannon.
The original score for the film was composed by Billy Goldenberg, with the song "Friends" by Bette Midler sung over both the final scene and the credits. The Last of Sheila won Perkins and Sondheim the 1974 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.
Stephen Sondheim is one of the foremost musical theatre composers and lyricists today. His most famous works include West Side Story, Gypsy, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company and many more. He has also contributed to several films, including Reds, Dick Tracy, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Stavinksy, and more.