Comedian and actor Marlon Wayans is developing NAKED, a new project with Rick Alvarez, whom he often collaborates with, and Todd Garner. All three are set to produce the American remake, which is currently in pre-production and slated to start production this fall. Wayans will also star as the lead character.
The romantic comedy has strong Groundhog Day parallels, as it follows Rob Anderson (Wayans) who’s irresponsible and unwilling to grow up, even as he’s on the verge of getting married. In order to teach him some lessons, he’s forced to relive the same few, miserable hours on his wedding day — where he wakes up over and over again naked in a hotel elevator.
Mike Tiddes is set to direct the film, based on a script by Cory Koller. Tiddes is another frequent name associated with Wayans and Alvarez. He’s previously directed three films they developed: Fifty Shades of Black, A Haunted House, and A Haunted House 2. For Koller, this will be one of his first screenwriting credits.
Wayans has had an extensive comedy career, writing, producing, and starring in films like Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, Which Chicks, and the three aforemention films with Tiddes and Alvarez. He’s also currently producing and writing the screenplay for The Munsters at Universal, as well as creating the upcoming NBC series Marlon, which has been ordered to series.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor