Hey guys, Jana here,
The Weinstein Company is working up a remake of ‘The Intouchables‘ based on 2011’s original that starred François Cluzet and Omar Sy. TWC has tapped Neil Burger (‘The Illusionist‘, ‘Divergent‘) to direct the project which will star Kevin Hart (‘Ride Along‘) and Bryan Cranston (‘Breaking Bad‘). The pair have not worked together before and this will be a memorable project for the dynamic actors.
The summary of the original project is set in Paris. The aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire who is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer, with his red-haired secretary Magalie. Out of the blue, the rude African Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position so he can receive his unemployment benefit. Philippe challenges Driss, offering him a trial period of one month to gain experience helping him. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss accepts the challenge and moves to the mansion, changing the boring life of Phillipe and his employees.