Neil Burger (“The Illusionist,” “Divergent”) has taken over as director, replacing the previously in negotiations Simon Curtis (“My Week With Marilyn”), on the upcoming remake of the 2012 smash hit French comedy-drama “The Intouchables” at The Weinstein Company.
Olivier Nakache’s original film Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy starred in the original about a wealthy quadriplegic who hires a street-wise minority from the projects as his caretaker. It went on to gross a stunning $425 million at the box-office worldwide (that’s Marvel-level money).
Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart have been set to star in the remake. Paul Feig (“Spy,” “Ghostbusters”) penned the original version of the remake’s script, but Burger will direct from a new take by Jon Hartmere.
Filming is expected to start on January 15th in New York.