BRIDESMAIDS Director Paul Feig in Talks to Helm Drama UNTOUCHABLE; Colin Firth May Star

     March 29, 2012

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Director Paul Feig has rightly been inundated with a number of offers following the smashing success of last summer’s Bridesmaids, and it appears he may be soon be taking on a drama. Variety reports that Feig is in early negotiations to helm Untouchable, The Weinstein Company’s English-language remake of the French film The Intouchables. If landing a prestige picture wasn’t enough, Oscar-winner Colin Firth is also in early talks to take on the lead role in the film. Based on a true story, Untouchable follows “a wealthy white aristocrat who suffers a tragic paragliding accident that leaves him a quadriplegic.” After cycling through a number of caretakers, the man bonds with a young, troubled immigrant caregiver.

Hit the jump for more, including how this project fits in with Feig’s other upcoming films.

untouchable-colin-firthA writer has yet to be set on the project, but Feig himself is supremely talented with a pen (remember Freaks and Geeks, people?). Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, who produced The Intouchables, will also be producing this remake. I think it’s a swell choice of project for Feig; he basically has his pick of the litter at the moment given Bridesmaids’ success, and an awards-worthy dramedy with Colin Firth is certainly a gutsy/commendable choice.

Producers are hoping to begin production on Untouchable this fall, which means Feig would have to put his other projects on the backburner for the time being. He’s set to helm the romantic comedy The Better Woman and has been working on a comedy with Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy. Neither Feig nor Firth are officially signed on, but they make an intriguing pair. Firth is next set to film the West Memphis Three film Devil’s Knot opposite Reese Witherspoon and is also set to shoot the real-life story The Railway Man with Nicole Kidman later this year.

Watch the trailer for the French film The Intouchables below.

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