Wes Anderson To Write My Best Friend

Fresh from completing his animation sojourn (The Fantastic Mr. Fox), Wes Anderson has picked his next live-action project.

‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ director will write ‘My Best Friend,’ a remake of the 2006 Patrice Leconte-directed French comedy ‘Mon meilleur ami.’

The French pic starred Daniel Auteuil as a cranky antiques dealer who learns at a dinner with his closest acquaintances that none of them really like him because of his harsh manner and selfishness. When his business partner bets him a valuable vase that he can’t produce a best friend, the dealer tries to get an amiable cab driver to pose as his buddy.

According to sources, Anderson is also eyeing the project as a potential directing vehicle. Brian Grazer and Agnes Mentre will produce. Rosalie Swedlin will be executive producer.