Chris Tucker in Talks to Star in Remake of THE INTOUCHABLES

     November 13, 2012

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The Intouchables has been a huge hit overseas, raking in $395 million internationally.  The French film has piled up $9 million domestically in limited release, but it’s total gross is enough to get The Weinstein Company interested in an English-language remake.  In March, we reported that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig was in talks to helm the flick (re-titled “Untouchables“) which is based on the true story of the friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic (François Cluzet) and a street-smart guy (Omar Sy) who stumbles into the job of the millionaire’s caretaker.  It’s a nice movie albeit it a tad on the sappy side.  Colin Firth was reportedly circling the Cluzet role, and now it looks like Chris Tucker may co-star in the Sy role.

Hit the jump for more.

intouchables-omar-sy-francois-cluzetSpeaking to Blackfilm.com, here what Tucker had to say about co-starring in Untouchable:

Have you seen The Intouchables? Would you consider doing the remake?

TUCKER: I’ve seen it and yes, I have been talking with them (producers) about doing it. I hope something will come out of it because I really like the movie and they are in the process of getting it together. So there’s a possibility that it might happen.

I’m not a big proponent of remaking films like Intouchables since they already have such broad appeal (I felt the same way about Sleepless Night, which is also being remade in English), but Tucker seems like a fitting choice for the part.  Judging by his recent performance in Silver Linings Playbook, Tucker has reigned in his fast-talking character of The Fifth Element and the Rush Hour trilogy, and I can see him playing the Sy role in Untouchable.

Here’s the trailer for The Intouchables for those unfamiliar with the movie:

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