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Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart for The Intouchables remake


Story by Jack Foley

BRYAN Cranston and Kevin Hart are to unite for a remake of French smash-hit comedy The Intouchables.

The duo will take on the roles made famous by François Cluzet and Omar Sy in the original 2011 film.

The Intouchables follows the true story of an unlikely friendship that develops between a wealthy quadriplegic man and his care-free care-giver.

It became a massive hit in France, where it grossed $166m (£115.4m) and became the second highest-grossing home-grown film at the French box office (after Bienvenue Chez les Ch’tis). It was also a world-wide hit, grossing $426m globally.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new version will be directed by My Week With Marilyn’s Simon Curtis from a script by Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig (who will next bring the Ghostbusters reboot to the big screen).

Cranston is best known for playing Walter White in the hit TV series Breaking Bad but has since branched out into movies, garnering an Oscar nomination for his most recent work, Trumbo.

Hart, meanwhile, has starred in box office comedy hits such as Ride Along and its sequel. He will next be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson in Central Intelligence.

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