[Movies] Chris Tucker in Talks to Star in Intouchables Remake
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 11.13.2012
So he says...
Chris Tucker is reportedly in talks to star in a remake of the French comedy Intouchables. The film, which has grossed $400 million worldwide, is about a fun-loving ex-con who takes on the care of a quadriplegic millionaire despite not having the background or skills for the job. The Weinstein Company has the remake rights and has Colin Firth attached to play the role of the paraplegic, with Paul Feig (Bridesmaids set to write and direct.
BlackFilm interviewed Tucker earlier this week regarding his appearance in Silver Linings Playbook and asked about the Intouchables remake, to which Tucker said, "I've seen it and yes, I have been talking with them (producers) about doing it. I hope something will come out of it because I really like the movie and they are in the process of getting it together. So there's a possibility that it might happen."
The French film is in the running for Best Foreign Language Oscar.