i>Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig has penned the adapted screenplay, and Colin Firth has been attached—though not committed—to the pic for a while now. If Firth does sign on, he'd play an affluent aristocrat whose life is dramatically changed after a hang-gliding accident cripples him.
Feb 28, 2013
Bruce Almighty Director Tom Shadyac Circling The Intouchables Remake
Paul Feig was up to helm The Weinstein Company's version of The Intouchables, and Colin Firth has been mentioned for the white male lead. But when it came to who would play opposite him, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx and Idris Elba were in contention as of June. However, Chris Tucker revealed he too is being considered for the role originated by Omar Sy,
Nov 13, 2012
Chris Tucker Could Star In Remake Of French Mega-Hit The Intouchables
The Intouchables, the cross-culture comedy that centers on the unlikely friendship that emerges between a recently crippled aristocrat and his ornery ex-con caretaker has officially been selected as France's submission for the 2013 Academy Awards.
Sep 18, 2012
France Selects The Intouchables To Contend For Oscar Gold
Now that Paul Feig is set he's starting to line up cast members, and the roster is pretty impressive. The French film documents the relationship between a Caucasian quadriplegic and the African-American man from the projects hired to be his caretaker. The role of the male nurse won actor Omar Sy the French equivalent of the Oscar, and is considered a choice role for an American actor.
Jun 19, 2012
Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Idris Elba Up For Role In The Intouchables Remake