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Bryan Cranston & Kevin Hart circling lead roles in The Intouchables remake

03.30.2016

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Several years ago François Cluzet and Omar Sy starred in THE INTOUCHABLES, a French drama/comedy centering on a wealthy quadriplegic who winds up hiring an ex-con to be his live-in caregiver. Cue heart-warming story about two individuals challenging each-other to grow in ways neither would ever expect. The film was a huge hit internationally so obviously an American studio scooped up the rights in order to produce an English-language remake.

The Weinstein Co. has been developing the project for the past few years and now Deadline reports that they're close to casting the lead roles. Although a final deal has not yet been reached, Bryan Cranston (TRUMBO) and Kevin Hart (RIDE ALONG) are said to be in negotiations to star in the remake. At one point Paul Feig (GHOSTBUSTERS) was set to write and direct THE INTOUCHABLES as his next project after BRIDESMAIDS, but he later left after writing the script. In addition to confirming Cranston and Hart taking on the lead roles, it's expected that a director for THE INTOUCHABLES remake will also be announced soon, but Variety claims that Simon Curtis (MY WEEK WITH MARILYN) is attached to direct the remake.

Kevin Hart's next project will see him starring alongside Dwayne Johnson in CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, which is set for a June 17, 2016 release. Bryan Cranston has several films in the pipeline, including THE INFILTRATOR on July 15, 2016 in which he'll play a DEA agent who helps to bust Pablo Escobar's money-laundering organization,.

Source: DeadlineVariety

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6:04PM on 03/31/2016

Fuck Kevin Hart!

He's not funny, overexposed, and overhyped!
He's not funny, overexposed, and overhyped!
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12:12PM on 03/31/2016

I liked the French film, and I'll watch Bryan Cranston in anything

but Kevin Hart = Hell NO! No emotional depth and he'd just be mugging for the camera.

I'd prefer to see someone like Michael B. Jordan, Dayo Okeniyi, Anthony Mackie, Nelsan Ellis or John Boyega in the role - a solid actor who can also be funny.
but Kevin Hart = Hell NO! No emotional depth and he'd just be mugging for the camera.

I'd prefer to see someone like Michael B. Jordan, Dayo Okeniyi, Anthony Mackie, Nelsan Ellis or John Boyega in the role - a solid actor who can also be funny.
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10:30AM on 03/31/2016
I hope this is the Aprils Fools article
I hope this is the Aprils Fools article
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10:12AM on 03/31/2016

What the article doesn't mention is..

The original film, outside of being excellent, made over 416 Million dollars internationally and never recognized by the Academy. Baffling@#!?
The original film, outside of being excellent, made over 416 Million dollars internationally and never recognized by the Academy. Baffling@#!?
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9:11AM on 03/31/2016
The original was a great movie. If they're going to do the English remake, Bryan Cranston is a great choice. But c'mon, Kevin Hart to replace Omar Sy? The studio must be nuts! There must be any number of black actors that could better replace Omar Sy. Hell, just get Omar Sy, the guy knows how to speak English.
The original was a great movie. If they're going to do the English remake, Bryan Cranston is a great choice. But c'mon, Kevin Hart to replace Omar Sy? The studio must be nuts! There must be any number of black actors that could better replace Omar Sy. Hell, just get Omar Sy, the guy knows how to speak English.
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7:53AM on 03/31/2016

Nononono

I really thought this remake had died a much deserved death. However, if a remake of The Intouchables has to happen, Bryan Cranston is a solid choice. Kevin Hart? Get the f*ck out of here. ElderPredetor said it best! SNL is where this belongs.
I really thought this remake had died a much deserved death. However, if a remake of The Intouchables has to happen, Bryan Cranston is a solid choice. Kevin Hart? Get the f*ck out of here. ElderPredetor said it best! SNL is where this belongs.
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11:32PM on 03/30/2016
Cranston is too good to waste on a movie that basically exist just because Hollywood doesn't want to read subtitles.
Cranston is too good to waste on a movie that basically exist just because Hollywood doesn't want to read subtitles.
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7:19AM on 03/31/2016
You think too highly of Cranston... he already did that terrible Total Recall remake.
You think too highly of Cranston... he already did that terrible Total Recall remake.
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9:38PM on 03/30/2016

half the formula

As for Bryan Cranston definitely, as for Kevin Hart I just don't see it ... I saw the original French movie and it was amazing ... you know what perhaps casting Eddie Murphy, I think he'd be able to pull it off and it would kick start his career once again...btw this movie is based on a true story
As for Bryan Cranston definitely, as for Kevin Hart I just don't see it ... I saw the original French movie and it was amazing ... you know what perhaps casting Eddie Murphy, I think he'd be able to pull it off and it would kick start his career once again...btw this movie is based on a true story
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8:26PM on 03/30/2016
Okay the only way this would work is an SNL skit.
Okay the only way this would work is an SNL skit.
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7:39PM on 03/30/2016
You gotta be KIDDING ME.
You gotta be KIDDING ME.
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