Diane Keaton buys ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ rights, plans US remake

Diane Keaton eyes Last Tango in Halifax remake.

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Writer and creator of BBC One’s, Last Tango In Halifax, Sally Wainwright has confirmed that actor Diane Keaton has bought the US rights, with a view to remaking the series for HBO.

Revealing the news at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch on Monday, Wainwright would be credited as an associate producer alongside Red Production Company executive producer, Nicola Shindler.

However, Wainwright has said she will not be closely involved with the remake, preferring to concentrate on future projects.

Wainwright said: “I’ll be interested to see what it looks like but I wouldn’t want to be involved. If you’re happy to sell the rights, you’ve got to let it go.”

The UK series, which is due to return to BBC One for a second series in November with a third possibly planned, stars Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid in the romantic comedy as childhood sweethearts reunited after 60 years via Facebook.

Diane Keaton is best known for her film roles in Annie Hall and Something’s Gotta Give amongst many others. It’s not yet been revealed if Keaton is to star in the remake herself.