Wes Anderson Gets A Best Friend

Acclaimed filmmaker Wes Anderson (“Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”) will pen the script “My Best Friend” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment says Variety.

A remake of the 2006 Patrice Leconte-directed French comedy “Mon meilleur ami”, the original starred Daniel Auteuil as a cranky antiques dealer who learns at a dinner with his closest acquaintances that none of them really like him because of his harsh manner and selfishness.

When his business partner bets him a valuable vase that he can’t produce a best friend, the dealer tries to get an amiable cab driver to pose as his buddy.

Anderson, who just completed directing te animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” for 20th Century Fox Animation, is also eyeing the project as a directing vehicle.

Brian Grazer and Agnes Mentre will produce.