Sony Pictures is developing a Hollywood remake of Jacques Audiard's French prison film, A Prophet. The original is a brutal rise-and-fall crime drama—a kind of Francophone Goodfellas. The film follows convict Malik El Djebena as he tries to navigate and survive the deeply tribal politics of prison, where racial fractions—Corsican and Muslim—are constantly vying for dominance.
This week: Inside Llewyn Davis vs. The Wolf of Wall Street, two movies about pursuing the American Dream in New York.