Larry Clark remaking Mona Lisa?

Having been away from films for a couple of years, it looks like Kids/Ken Park/Wassup Rockers helmer Larry Clark is back – and with a remake of Neil Jordan’s 1986 drama Mona Lisa, to boot.

According to Production Weekly’s Twitter feed, Clark has set Mickey Rourke and Eva Green to take over roles made famous by Bob Hoskins (below) and Cathy Tyson in the original.

Jordan’s film saw Hoskins’ freshly released ex-con relegated to being a driver for a high-priced call girl (Tyson).

At first, the pair bickers and squabble, but soon he develops real affection for her, but ends up getting dragged into a very dangerous underworld tangle.

There’s no word on when Clark will get to shooting, or what changes he’ll make to the story/characters.

[Source: Production Weekly ]

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