“Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz is set to direct a remake of Lars von Trier’s Norwegian comedy “The Boss of it All” (“Direktoren For Det Hele”) for Universal Pictures reports The Wrap.
The story centers on an IT company that hires an actor to serve as the company’s president in order to help sell the business. Turns out the current boss pretended there was another boss above him so it would be easier to break bad news to employees.
Hurwitz is signed on to direct with Emma Forrest set to write the screenplay. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will executive produce through their Imagine Entertainment company, though no word on a production timetable as yet.