Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment are teaming up with Fox for a half-hour comedy TV series based on Mr Smith’s 2005 box office hit romcom “Hitch.”
The TV version is being pitched as a “workplace comedy that explores dating and sexual politics.”
Smith and wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, will executive produce the project along with James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett, Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. Kaplan and Elfont will pen the script.
As for casting, we’ll have to wait to find out. No announcement on that yet. Although I seriously doubt that Will plans to reprise his role for the small screen. Whether one should even expect a similar diversity in terms of casting (Will Smith starred, with Eva Mendes playing his love interest. They were joined by Kevin James and others) is unknown at this point.
There’s no mention of whether Smith would be interested in filling the role of suave Alex Hitchens once again. Who else would you want to see play the role of Hitch?
The $70 million movie grossed an impressive $368 million worldwide!