Having completely ruined Ghostbusters with an all female cast remake, Hollywood is now set to do the same thing with the comedy classic Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Rebel Wilson to Star in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ Remake (EXCLUSIVE)
MGM is developing a remake of the 1988 comedy classic “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with Rebel Wilson attached to star.
Steve Martin and Michael Caine teamed up in the original “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” which follows two con men trying to swindle a heiress out of her money. The 1988 film was itself a remake of the script for Marlon Brando and David Niven’s 1964 film “Bedtime Story.”
The updated remake brings con artistry to the 21st century — two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, compete to swindle a naive tech prodigy out of his fortune.
Wilson is also attached to star in a remake of the Goldie Hawn movie “Private Benjamin.”
Roger Birnbaum and Wilson are producing. The former will produce through his Pin High Productions. Jac Schaeffer penned the screenplay.
Have you noticed that movies which originally featured an all female cast are never remade with men?