Hollywood’s long-gesting remake of the award-winning French drama ‘The Intouchables’ has reportedly set its sights on ‘Trumbo’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston to star opposite Kevin Hart.
Directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache and based on a true story, the original follows a wealthy aristocrat (played by François Cluzet) who suffers a tragic paragliding accident that leaves him a quadriplegic. He goes through several caretakers before bonding with a young, troubled caregiver (Omar Sy), and the seemingly mismatched duo end up learning a lot from each other.
Cranston would replace British actor Colin Firth (‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’) who was previously linked to the project.
While the remake does not have a director officially attached yet, Variety is hearing word that British filmmaker Simon Curtis (‘Woman in Gold,’ ‘My Week With Marilyn’) is the frontrunner for the job.