Bleecker Street is bringing us a re-imagining of 1973's Papillon which starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and written by the great Dalton Trumbo.

Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books "Papillon" and "Banco", the film follows the epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with a convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape. 

Directed by Michael Noer and written by Aaron Guzikoswski, catch Papillon in theaters August 24.