Sam Raimi (‘Oz The Great And Powerful,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘The Evil Dead’) is in “early talks” to direct Sony’s English-language remake of the Oscar-nominated French hit ‘A Prophet,’ says Deadline.

Directed by Jacques Audiard, and starring Tahar Rahim, the 2009 crime drama tells the story of a imprisoned young man’s rise after being mentored by an powerful crime boss.

Original Film’s Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe are on board to produce, with Dennis Lehane scripting.