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The star has acquired the rights to the BBC1 hit about childhood sweethearts rekindling their romance in their 70s

Diane Keaton, star of films including Annie Hall and Something's Gotta Give, is planning a Us TV remake of the BBC romantic drama Last Tango in Halifax.

Keaton has acquired the rights to the BBC1 hit for a Us version that will air on cable channel HBO, home of shows including The Sopranos and Game of Thrones, according to Last Tango In Halifax creator Sally Wainwright.

The drama about two widowed and retired septuagenarians who were childhood sweethearts rekindling their romance via Facebook stars Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi. It is unclear whether Keaton, 67, plans to appear in the HBO remake.

Wainwright, the show's Yorkshire-born writer and executive producer, told journalists at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch on Monday that she would have an associate producer role on the Us version, »

- Maggie Brown

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