'The Saint' remake snags Eliza Dushku (but not a network)

eliza-dushku-the-saint-gi.jpgA remake of "The Saint" is in the works, and it's snagged Joss Whedon regular Eliza Dushku for a key role.

The project -- co-produced by Roger Moore, who played The Saint in the 1962-69 British series -- comes from producer Brad Krevoy ("Dumb and Dumber," "William & Catherine: A Royal Romance"). Jesse Alexander ("Heroes," "Alias") is writing the script, Deadline reports.

British actor Adam Rayner ("Hunted," "Hawthorne") will play the title role of Simon Templar, aka The Saint, a professional thief with a Robin Hood-esque code of robbing the rich and helping the downtrodden. Dushku ("Dollhouse") will play Patricia Holm, Templar's on-and-off girlfriend and occasional partner on cases. (Holm is a recurring character in author Leslie Charteris' Saint stories but didn't appear in the 1960s TV show.)

One thing the new "Saint" doesn't have is a network home. Krevoy's company, MCPA, is independently producing the TV movie/back-door pilot in hopes of landing it somewhere.

What do you think of the idea of remaking "The Saint"? Does Eliza Dushku make a good fit?
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