Former stuttering King, Colin Firth, is rumoured to be in talks with the director of Bridesmaids for a remake of French flick Untouchable.
The Weinstein Company is providing the spondoolies, having already bought rights to the Eric Toledano and Olive Nakache original. No writers have yet been assigned to the project, which will follow the same basic plot as previously seen across the Channel.
After finding himself a quadriplegic following a horrific paragliding accident, an aristocrat (originally played by Francois Cluzet) hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. Blending some poignant dramatic scenes with comic scripting, the pair find themselves rather enjoying their mismatched company.
Both Feig and Firth are in demand, of course, with the director attached to several film and TV projects and Firth scheduled to make Devil’s Knot and The Railwayman this year. But reports suggest that the Weinstein powerhouse plans to clunk into action with shooting this autumn.