Paramount is reportedly developing a limited TV series remake of Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic and influential 1974 feature “The Conversation” with MRC producing.

DanielRPK (via World of Reel) broke the news and indicates that Aubrey Plaza is in talks to play a gender-swapped version of the lead role whilst “Triple Frontier” and “A Most Violent Year” filmmaker J.C. Chandor will write and direct.

Gene Hackman starred in the highly influential original which Coppola filmed between the first two “The Godfather” movies. Hackman plays Henry Caul, a surveillance expert in San Francisco haunted by guilt after a past job led to three deaths.

He’s hired to record a couple’s conversation in Union Square and soon becomes increasingly paranoid when the recordings hint at a potential murder plot. John Cazale, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr and Robert Duvall were among the film’s co-stars.

The Palme d’Or-winning and Best Picture-nominated movie, partly inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 film “Blowup,” has itself been incredibly influential in the years since with many films copying elements of it.

Chandor most recently directed Sony’s Marvel film “Kraven The Hunter” which is opening in August.

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