‘Papillion’, a 1973 film about a man who breaks out of a South American jail after he was wrongly imprisoned, is on the brink of receiving new life, and Danish Director Michael Noer is looking at none other than Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam as a lead in the remake. Reports state that Charlie is being eyed to take the lead role of Henri “Papillion” Charriere, played by Steven McQueen in the original 1973 film.
The original movie, nominated both for an Oscar and Golden Globe award, was well received by audiences and critics, and to this date has received 8 stars on the popular film site, IMDb. Kevin Jagernauth at ThePlaylist.com says,
Conversations are apparently happening to have Hunnam take Steve McQueen‘s role in a redo of 1973’s “Papillon.” Before you roll your eyes, the tale of a South American jailbreak by a man unjustly convicted of murder, and the counterfeiter who helps him, has a script by “Prisoners” writer Aaron Guzikowski and the producers of “The Wolf Of Wall Street” behind it. In the directors chair will be Danish helmer Michael Noer (“R“).
That alone makes us eager for the news to break. ‘Papillion’ sounds like the perfect film for Charlie Hunnam!
Check out the trailer for the 1973 ‘Papillion’ below, and tell us in the comments if you think Charlie should be selected for the role of Henri “Papillion” Charriere! How do you think he’d fit into the role of a man wrongly imprisoned and escaping from jail?