Caine and Jackson teaming for long gestating dramedy…

Stage and film director George C. Wolfe (‘You’re Not You,’ ‘Nights in Rodanthe’) has tapped Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine to lead his dramatic comedy ‘Harry and the Butler.’

‘Harry And The Butler’ is the story of Harry (Jackson), a one-time jazz virtuoso living in New Orleans who has given up on his dreams and now spends his days as the mechanic for a derelict rollercoaster and his nights in his makeshift home – a converted train caboose. When his former mentor bequeaths him a large sum of money, Harry – in a drunken celebration –decides to hire himself an aging, down-on-his-luck English butler (Caine) – an act of impetuous generosity that changes their lives forever.

Damian F. Slattery penned the script for the project, which is based loosely on the 1962 Danish film ‘Harry og Kammertjeneren’. In development for a number of years now, the film previously had Anthony Hopkins and Morgan Freeman attached to star.

Filming begins on location in Louisiana in the spring.