Paul Feig & Colin Firth Teaming For ‘Untouchable,’ A Remake Of The French Hit ‘The Intouchables’

Paul Feig & Colin Firth Teaming For 'Untouchable,' A Remake Of The French Hit 'The Intouchables'

Well, that was fast. Just this morning as it was announced that Paul Feig was returning to the small screen, backing "Ronna & Beverly" for Brit TV, it was said he was still eyeball his next feature project. Well, looks like it got packaged up faster than we thought.

Variety reports that Feig will team with Oscar winner Colin Firth for "Untouchable," a remake of the French smash hit and award-winning film "The Intouchables." The original film, co-directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, tells the based-on-true-story tale of the relationship of a wealthy quadriplegic and his immigrant caregiver. Yes, it's a movie that will make you laugh and cry but it's also one that racked up nine César nominations, including a win for Omar Sy. Who did he beat? Oh, just someone you might have heard of named Jean Dujardin.

Anyway, the project is set up over at The Weinstein Company and Colin Firth is a frontrunner for the lead, though he's not locked yet and scheduling will need to be sorted. But we figure he'll do everything he can to land a role that is so clearly geared for critical adulation. No word yet on when it will start, and Feig also has other projects brewing, but if the French original — due to hit theaters stateside on May 25th — goes over like gangbusters, you can bet Harvey won't want to waste any time getting his remake in front of cameras.

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jingmei

That's just so fast. So this is a remake of true French people's story by all means.

boby

The winning of Omar Sy over Jean Dujardin at the Cesar awards was a joke.
However, the movie was quite funny and was far better than the majority of French comedies, which is not quite difficult. Even if its success in France last year was clearly oversized.
But it is too bad that American audience won't see the original (well, as usual) and that so much talented people such as Colin Firth and Paul Feig will lose their time on the useless remake of a not so original and great story.

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