Scribes J. David Stem (“Shrek 2”) and David N. Weiss (“The Smurfs”) are teaming with Netflix to adapt a remake of the 1950 Jimmy Stewart dramedy “Harvey” which itself was based on Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
The story follows a man named Elwood P. Dowd who has a maybe-not-so-imaginary six-foot rabbit named Harvey. The story has been adapted to the small screen five times, but only once to film.
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg were in talks at one point with Fox/DreamWorks, but that version never eventuated. Fabrica de Cine (“The Irishman”) is attached to produce.