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Carell And Rudd Set To Have Dinner
Jay Roach's Dinner For Schmucks is a go

05 March 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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 Now here’s news to make any Anchorman fan happy: Brick Tamland and Brian Fantana are set to be reunited!

Or, to be more accurate, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, the actors who played those two pivotal members of the Channel 4 news team, are set to be reunited on Jay Roach’s long-gestating comedy, Dinner For Schmucks.

Both actors have been attached to the remake of Le diner de cons, the wildly popular French film directed by Francois Veber, for a couple of months now, but the project has been held-up by a dispute between Paramount and its former partner, DreamWorks, over who held the rights.

That was settled within the last 24 hours, with Spyglass Entertainment stepping in to co-fund most of the movie with Paramount, while DreamWorks will account for 33% of the film, once they’ve obtained their own funding.

Complicated? Maybe, but the upshot of it all is that Roach is now set to start shooting in October on this, his first film since 2004’s Meet The Fockers.

That will give Carell time to finish the current season of The Office, and Rudd may well be able to squeeze in James L. Brook’s new film beforehand. And maybe, just maybe, the two will get talking on set about the possibility of Anchorman 2… then they’ll give Will Ferrell and Adam McKay a call… and Brick and Brian will be reunited properly. Fingers crossed...


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Anchorman 2....
If Adam Mckay was the guy who wore a cowboy hat and shouted "WHAMMY!" all the time let's hope they don't give him a call.... possibly the most unfunny character in a comedy film EVER! More

Posted by Ballschin at 15:17 on 06 March 2009 | Report This Post

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Obviously solid cast. We'll see how the script is. This things been around forever, so either they nailed the rewrites or it's just not good.  More

Posted by TrailMix at 18:31 on 05 March 2009 | Report This Post

I love the original but I think with the right script and these two leads this could be a pretty good remake. More

Posted by DocEmmettBrown at 13:35 on 05 March 2009 | Report This Post

Oh God
Though it was pretty bad in an idea to put Sacha Baron Cohen in it, a remake of this film is gonna be so sad to see, Le Diner De Cons is in my top 100 of all time, hysterical and doesn't outstay it's welcome, I can't think how broad this'll go for laughs. More

Posted by Ethanial at 11:50 on 05 March 2009 | Report This Post

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True the original was so so! And Robin Williams too according to Wiki. Also found out that the script for the french film was co-written with an american named Andy Borrowitz, sadly uncredited. Does anyone know more about this Mr Borowitz? More

Posted by onyx79 at 11:47 on 05 March 2009 | Report This Post

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The original wasn't that great a film, so theres plenty of room for improvement here, one thing though, I thought Sacha Baron Cohen had supposed to have been starring in this? More

Posted by Indio at 10:53 on 05 March 2009 | Report This Post

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Sadly enough, the US and some UK viewers are less appealed by the idea of a film being either dubbed or subtitled which is why I can see the remake being done for a broader appeal. But that's my point of view on the subject. Funny enough, if the film is from Asia, it does not seem to matter if there are subtitles or dubbing, mostly action films anyway (Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower, House of the flying dagger, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and so on to name a few popular ones..) More

Posted by onyx79 at 09:56 on 05 March 2009 | Report This Post

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Geez, the "diner de cons" was a fantastic movie and it shouldnt be remade... I just don't understand the need americans have to remake every good idea in their own style, French, Japanese, even British movies, as if the US audience was too dumb to see the original?? Or is it the case? Honestly, it just pisses me off... More

Posted by MarieMJS at 09:45 on 05 March 2009 | Report This Post

Another french remake? Maybe this one will be good. The only last good one I can recall was True Lies remade from La Totale, others like Taxi, the Visitors, an Indian in New York (can't remember the english title) were rather forgettable. Mind you I've probably omitted a few good titles but these are the only remake I can recall More

Posted by onyx79 at 08:28 on 05 March 2009 | Report This Post

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