Wes Anderson has teamed up with Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment to write and possibly direct a remake of the 2006 French comedy 'Mon meilleur ami' or in english 'My Best friend'. Brian grazer is set to producer the film. Variety reports:
The French pic starred Daniel Auteuil as a cranky antiques dealer who learns at a dinner with his closest acquaintances that none of them really like him because of his harsh manner and selfishness. When his business partner bets him a valuable vase that he can't produce a best friend, the dealer tries to get an amiable cab driver to pose as his buddy.
Pic marks Anderson's first collaboration with Imagine, which releases the Ron Howard-directed "Frost/Nixon" on Dec. 5 and the Clint Eastwood-directed "Changeling" on Oct. 24 through Universal and "Angels & Demons" on May 15 through Sony.
This seems like a great story for Anderson to direct, it sounds like it fits right in with his comedic style of story telling. But he has only agreed to write it, pending his decision to direct. I am a huge Wes Anderson fan and I love his films. My favorite film of his is 'Rushmore', but they are all just incredible.
Wes Anderson just finished directing his first animated project at FOX. An adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox'.