Cranston, Hart in talks to star in ‘Intouchables’ remake

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Actors Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are in talks to star in Weinstein Co.’s “The Intouchables”, a remake of the 2011 hit French dramedy written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano.

According to sources, Simon Curtis is set to direct the remake, reports variety.com.

The original was released by the Weinstein Co. in 2011, grossing $416 million overseas. The movie follows an aristocrat who, after becoming a paraplegic following a paragliding accident, hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

The Weinstein Co. quickly acquired the remake rights and set Paul Feig to pen the script. The film’s shooting is expected to start this year.

Cranston is coming off his Oscar-nominated portrayal of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Jay Roach’s “Trumbo” He will be next seen on screen in HBO’s “All the Way.”

He is currently filming “Why Him?” opposite James Franco for Fox and also appears in Franco’s “In Dubious Battle”.

Hart released “Ride Along 2”, the sequel to his hit 2014 comedy with Ice Cube, earlier this year. He will next feature in “Central Intelligence” with Dwayne Johnson, which releases on June 17.

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