456Stanley Tucci is heading back to the director’s chair, this time remaking the film Blind Date. No, not the Blake Edwards one, but the film by Theo Van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker murdered by Muslim extremists.

The always great Tony Shaloub will be starring in the movie, along with Patricia Clarkson, whose voice on my digital recorder has reduced many men to quivering puddles. But don’t let the name fool you – these two won’t have just met at the beginning of the film.

Explains the Tooch: "It’s about a married couple who very tragically lost their child in a car accident. Since the child’s death they’ve been unable to spend time together, and they can’t not be together, so they sort of meet on blind dates and role-play as strangers. It’s a great story."

Aren’t all the great stories about dead kids?