is to recreate one of cinema's creepiest roles after reportedly signing on to play hitchhiker John Ryder in a remake of thriller The Hitcher
. Bean will take over the villainous role played by Rutger Hauer
in the 1986 cult classic.
Zachary Knighton and Sophia Bush
are in negotiations to play the travelers trying to escape from Bean's Ryder. C. Thomas Howell
and Jennifer Jason Leigh
were the original tormented teens. Video director Dave Meyers will take charge of the project, according to moviehole.net.
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