Abbas Rafei plans to make a TV adaptation of "Crime and Punishment" in the near future, Tehran Times reported. Rabe'e Oskuii, a star of minor Iranian comedies, will play the role of the old pawnbroker woman in "Crime and Punishment".
Jaber Qasemali has written the adaptation.
Last year, Rafei directed "The Freeway", on a cleric who is engulfed in murder case.
His other credits include "Strangers", "The Earth and the Philosophers' Stone", "The Sun Shines on All Equally" and several other films.
Twenty-eight screen and TV adaptations of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" have been made in various countries.
The first film was made by his compatriot I. Vronsky in 1913 and the most recent was a TV series that was produced by the BBC in 2002.