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Olivia Colman and Benedict Cumberbatch seen filming together AGAIN for remake of Hollywood classic War Of The Roses

They’re two titans of the British acting world who look thrilled to be working together for the first time in their illustrious careers.

But Olivia Colman and Benedict Cumberbatch will soon be at each other’s throats – their new film is a remake of the dark divorce comedy The War Of The Roses.

Following in the footsteps of Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, whose chemistry shot through the screen in the 1989 original, the pair play a married couple whose increasingly bitter divorce explodes into comically exaggerated resentment and hatred.

The Crown star Colman, 50, and Sherlock’s Cumberbatch, 47, saw their first scenes in the beautiful Devon seaside town of Salcombe last week.

Colman, who plays Ivy, wore a navy and white striped jumper and wide-leg trousers as she kissed Cumberbatch, who plays husband Theo, in a blue-grey jacket.

The two titans of the British acting world appear thrilled to be working together for the first time in their illustrious careers

The two titans of the British acting world appear thrilled to be working together for the first time in their illustrious careers

The Crown star Colman, 50, and Sherlock's Cumberbatch, 47, saw their first scenes in the beautiful Devon seaside town of Salcombe last week.

The Crown star Colman, 50, and Sherlock’s Cumberbatch, 47, saw their first scenes last week in the beautiful Devon seaside town of Salcombe.

The acting duo follows in the footsteps of Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, whose chemistry shot through the screen in the 1989 original.

The acting duo follows in the footsteps of Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, whose chemistry shot through the screen in the 1989 original.

The pair play a married couple whose increasingly bitter divorce explodes in comically exaggerated resentment and hatred.  Pictured: Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas in the original

The pair play a married couple whose increasingly bitter divorce explodes in comically exaggerated resentment and hatred. Pictured: Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas in the original

In the film, the couple's surname is Rose, and the title is an allusion to the battles between the warring houses of York and Lancaster that fought for the English throne during the late Middle Ages.

In the film, the couple’s surname is Rose, and the title is an allusion to the battles between the warring houses of York and Lancaster that fought for the English throne during the late Middle Ages.

When their marriage begins to fall apart, material possessions become the focus of a scandalous and bitter divorce battle

When their marriage begins to fall apart, material possessions become the focus of a scandalous and bitter divorce battle

The 1989 version was directed by Danny DeVito (center), who also starred as a divorce attorney

The 1989 version was directed by Danny DeVito (center), who also starred as a divorce attorney

The remake, simply called The Roses, will be directed by Jay Roach, who previously worked on the Austin Powers comedies, and the script is written by Poor Things writer Tony McNamara.

The cast also includes new Doctor Who, Ncuti Gatwa and American comedians Andy Samberg and Kate McKinnon.

The 1989 version was directed by Danny DeVito, who also starred as a divorce lawyer, reuniting a trio that had proven so successful in the 1984 adventure Romancing The Stone and its sequel The Jewel Of The Nile.

The new version is described as a ‘re-imagining’.

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Producers Searchlight Pictures say of the plot: ‘Life seems easy for the perfect couple Theo and Ivy: successful careers, great children, an enviable sex life.

‘But beneath the facade of the perfect family lies a tinderbox of competition and resentment that arises when Theo’s professional dreams collapse.’

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