Universal Finds A French Best Friend

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have landed remake rights to the 2006 French comedy “Mon Meilleur Ami” (aka. “My Best Friend”) says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on Catherine, who refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikable Francois, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction.

Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, Francois enlists the services of a charming taxi driver to play the part.

The original Patrice Laconte-directed film, which opened late last year, grossed $5.5 million in its first three weeks in France. No talent is attached at present to the remake.