Tilda Swinton has become attached to a remake of Rosalind Russell’s 1958 Oscar nominated comedy “Auntie Mame” which “Bridesmaids” and “Bad Moms” scribe Annie Mumolo is penning.
The original is based on Patrick Dennis’ 1955 novel about an orphaned boy who is placed in the care of his flamboyant, exuberant aunt who hosts frequent parties with eclectic bohemian guests. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Mumolo says:
“She [Swinton] asked me, ‘Have you read Auntie Mame?’. I said, ‘No, I haven’t read the book but I’ve seen the other version of it made into a film version in the 50s.’ She said, ‘Would you take a look at it? I want to see if you are interested in writing a modern-day adaptation.’ I said yes, because you say yes to Tilda Swinton when she asks if you want to do something.
I read the book and it was one of the most fun reads I’ve ever had. It’s totally different from what I had seen in the movie versions. We had meetings and then, as I got a little overwhelmed with a few other work things, I brought on a co-writer to work together on this, because it’s a huge job and an adaptation. I brought on a friend of mine – Stan Chervin (“Moneyball”).”
The new ‘Mame’ has been stuck in development hell for years, will it finally get off the ground?