Duplass Brothers Penning Remake of SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR

Duplass duo in talks for remake.

Mark and Jay Duplass (‘Jeff, Who Lives At Home,’ ‘Cyrus,’ ‘Baghead’) are in negotiations with Universal Pictures to pen the script for a remake of the romantic comedy ‘Same Time, Next Year.’

Based on the 1975 comedy play by Bernard Slade, the 1978 film was directed by Robert Mulligan and starred Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn as an accountant and a housewife who meet by chance at a romantic inn. Even though they are married to others and have six children between them, they have a one-night stand and agree to reunite on the same weekend each year. As the years go by, their relationship becomes complex.

According to Deadline, the brothers are looking at the project as a potential directing gig. The remake will be produced by Walter Mirisch (‘Scorpio,’ ‘The Magnificent Seven’) and Scott Rudin (‘The Dictator,’ ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’).