The feature is a remake of the French hit and tells the story of an aristocrat who, after being paralyzed in a hang-gliding accident, hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. It was directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. It raked in $416 million internationally.
The Weinstein’s remake was previously interested in Colin Firth and Chris Tucker in the starring roles, with Tom Shadyac attached to direct. Since Cranston and Hart boarded the project last spring, the feature has been on the hunt for the right director and moved swiftly to get the project moving once settling on Burger.
Production is slated for January 15 next year and will most likely shoot in New York.
Burger previously teamed up with TWC on The Illusionist and has also directed Limitless and Divergent. He is also penning Bride of Frankenstein as part of Universal’s growing monster franchise, which has Angelina Jolie circling.
He is repped by CAA.
Emily J | Staff Writer