Kevin Hart Joins Colin Firth for The Intouchables' American Remake
A remake of the hit French film The Intouchables has been brewing since 2012 when Chris Tucker was in talks to take the role originated by Omar Sy and British actor Colin Firth was rumored to be attached. Since then directors like Tom Shadyac and Paul Feig have been linked to the project, but we're not sure who's supposed to get behind the camera now. However, a report from French site Allocine (via The Playlist) reports that Firth is still in the film, and comedian Kevin Hart will be taking the co-starring role. Does that mean this is going to become less of a drama and more of a straight-up comedy than the original?
This would be the first film that isn't pure comedy for Hart, who hasn't really shown that he has the acting chops to take on a role like this. The original French film is funny but touching with the right mix of drama and comedy. As someone who doesn't find Hart funny in general, I'm already not a fan of this pairing, but moreover, I just don't think he has the dramatic skills to make this role work. Anyway, it's not clear how quickly this project might come together, and we're still waiting for confirmation on who will direct, so we'll do our best to keep you updated as more news surfaces.