Hathaway, Wilson In “Scoundrels” Remake

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson are in talks to join “Nasty Women,” the gender swapped remake of Frank Oz’s dark comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at MGM.

The pair will play variations on the roles originally played by Michael Caine and Steve Martin in the 1988 original which itself was a remake of 1964’s “Bedtime Story” with Marlon Brando and David Niven in the roles.

The Oz film had Martin as a low class con artist who makes a bet with a high class confidence man (Caine) to see who can swindle an heiress out of $50,000 first. The new version will update the story by putting the focus on two lady cons attempting to get money from a rich tech prodigy.

Jac Schaeffer is penning the script for the remake which will be filmed later this year.

Source: THR