That said, it’s taken them a long time to start properly moving forward on it, but now they’re casting the film, with Variety reporting that Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are in talks for the lead roles. Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn) is attached to direct.
The original movie followed a man who becomes a quadriplegic in a terrible accident and need to find a carer. He ends up hiring a poor, African immigrant with no experience, but who looks at him with no pity. Despite difficulties, they develop a strong bond that changes both of their lives.
The remake is expected to shoot this summer, and with a script by Paul Feig and Hart onboard, it’s likely to have a more overtly comic tone that the original.