Sean Bean to star in 'Hitcher' remake



British actor Sean Bean ("Lord of the Rings," "Flightplan") will star in the horror remake "The Hitcher," says The Hollywood Reporter.

Bean will play the serial killer made famous by Rutger Hauer in the original 1986 flick.

"One Tree Hill" star Sophia Bush will play one half of a couple that drive across country and become prey to the killer, who blames all of his murders on the young man.

Veteran music video director Dave Meyers (The Offspring, Britney Spears) will helm the film, with shooting to begin this month in Austin and Santa Fe, New Mexico.