Movie News

Chris Tucker confirms involvement in The Intouchables remake

Chris Tucker confirms involvement in The Intouchables remake

The acclaimed, very successful French export “The Intouchables” is getting the English-language remake treatment courtesy “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig.

Today, word on who will play one of the film’s two leads in the film – Chris Tucker.

The “Rush Hour” actor tells Blackfilm he’s a fan of the original and hopes the redo comes off.

“I’ve seen it and yes, I have been talking with them (producers) about doing it. I hope something will come out of it because I really like the movie and they are in the process of getting it together. So there’s a possibility that it might happen.”

The original tells of an aristocrat who, after he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. Tucker, currently seen in “The Silver Linings Playbook”, would play Sy, the caretaker.

Colin Firth, Jamie Foxx and Jessica Chastain had also been rumoured to be battling for roles in the remake; Foxx, assumingly, in the role Tucker looks to have scored.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 6 times, 6 visits today)
Movie News
@http://www.twitter.com/moviehole

Studying final year media studies. 20. Also a Yoga teacher several days a week.

More in Movie News

chris-Messina

Chris Messina joins Ben Affleck crime drama

AshAug 29, 2015
ryan-simpkins

Ryan Simpkins moves into Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler’s House

AshAug 29, 2015
borderlands

Video game Borderlands gets silver screen treatment

AshAug 29, 2015
stevenpasquale

Rescue Me alum in Doubt

ClintAug 29, 2015
franensteincode

Fox’s Frankenstein Code undergoes a name change!

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
armiehammer

Armie Hammer coupled with Amy Adams for Nocturnal Animals

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
OH HEAVENLY DOG, from left: Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Benji the dog, 1980, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

Chevy Chase & Benji classic being remade

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
bryce-dallas-howard

Howard strikes Gold with McConaughey, Ramirez

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
NOYCE

Noyce directing Ambulance remake

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015