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Two great Brits that go great together: Fresh off a promotional stint for their spy thriller 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,' Gary Oldman is planning to direct co-star Colin Firth in his next film.

"I can't say what it is, but it's a remake," Oldman told Esquire magazine, "and when I worked with Colin I thought: here's the guy to do it with."

We can't imagine what it could be, although we're going to speculate it's something classically British. Oldman made his directorial debut with the grim, semi-autobiographical 'Nil by Mouth' in 1997 and this unnamed remake would be only his second time going behind the camera.

''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,' which is getting fantastic reviews, by the way, is also a remake, of course. It was previously filmed for television with Alec Guinness in the role of retired spy George Smiley. "We're as different as chalk and cheese," Oldman said of filling the late Guinness's shoes," but I'm still playing Smiley, same text, pretty much. That was in the back of my head a bit, the ghost of Sir Alec, knowing that you're not going to completely reinterpret."

What movie do you think Oldman has in mind to remake?

[Via Daily Mail]

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