Hart & Cranston in First Trailer for 'Intouchables' Remake 'The Upside'
"Who's fault is it? Is it yours or is the world out to get you?" STX Entertainment has debuted the official trailer for The Upside, the American comedy remake of French film Les Intouchables, or The Intouchables, first released back in 2011. This new version of the film takes the same concept and same characters and sets it in New York, adding way too much dumb humor. It's described as a "comedic look" at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and an unemployed man with a past criminal record who's hired to help him. Kevin Hart stars, with Bryan Cranston as the paraplegic, and a full cast including Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Tate Donovan, and Aja Naomi King. Like many, I adore the original film, but this is a slap in the face to that one. I was hoping it might turn out okay, but putting Kevin Hart in it was a sure sign they would take out any of that authenticity in place of stupid humor (like the shower scene). Ugh.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Neil Burger's The Upside, direct from YouTube:
The Upside is director Neil Burger’s heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict named Dell (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire named Phillip (Bryan Cranston). The Upside is directed by American filmmaker Neil Burger, director of the films Interview with the Assassin, The Illusionist, The Lucky Ones, Limitless, and Divergent previously. The screenplay is written by Jon Hartmere; based on the 2011 film Les Intouchables by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. This initially premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. STX Entertainment will release Burger's The Upside in theaters nationwide starting on January 11th, 2019 early next year. First impression? Anyone?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
As much as I love Cranston....I'll go watch Les Intouchables first.
THE_RAW_ on Oct 3, 2018
Womp. At least Cranston had fun (hopefully).
DAVIDPD on Oct 3, 2018
It looks like they successfully sucked the magic out of this as opposed to the original...which I didn't even see! Zut alors!
Whichhalfofthewit on Oct 3, 2018
Kevin Hart ruins this.
Seboso on Oct 4, 2018
Can't wait until Hart's 15 minutes is up...
kitano0 on Oct 4, 2018
I didn't watch the original, I still didn't get the chance. And I believe that it's good. So, this will have to wait for a few decades before I start looking for it since I first need to see the original ...
shiboleth on Oct 4, 2018
Watch the original if you get a chance. It's an hymn to humanism and hope
tarek on Oct 4, 2018
Hello tarek. Of course, the original is the only one that interests me. I know about it for some time, I just didn't get the chance to see it. But I will. definitely. As for this, it's an offense to see Kevin Hart to play in a role like this, that's really atrocious ... Thanks for response ...
shiboleth on Oct 5, 2018
Being bored looks like the best explanation. Everything else is much worse than that ...
shiboleth on Oct 5, 2018
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