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DreamWorks Plans All Of Me Remake
Body swap comedy getting new life

11 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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The remake bell rang once more in Hollywood today as DreamWorks pushed ahead on a new version of Steve Martin / Lily Tomlin comedy All Of Me.

In the 1984 original, which Carl Reiner brought to life, a millionairess (Tomlin) discovered she was dying and, in an attempt to gain immortality, transferred her spirit into the body of a nerdy attorney (Martin). Hilarity – and some real, actual emotion – ensues as the two try to find a way to work together.

In the new version, which currently coasts a script by Never Been Kissed / The Vow writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the gender is getting a switch itself, with a guy’s soul travelling into a woman’s body.

DreamWorks plucked the project out of turnaround limbo last year, but is only now setting about doing something with it. At the moment, the script is bubbling away in development with no director or cast attached yet. Still, whoever does take it on will be following in the footsteps of Reiner, Martin and Tomlin, and there are probably easier jobs out there. Such as lion taming. Or bomb disposal… 


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RE: DreamWorks Plans All Of Me Remake
The original wasn't that great anyway (if it was we'd see it on those "greatest comedy film" lists, and it never appears) but no doubt this remake will be even worse. More

Posted by Discodez at 16:04 on 13 September 2012 | Report This Post

Hello! Anyone out there with an original idea?
Perfect picture superbly cast, perfectly executed! Does there really need to be a remake? Leave it alone! This is just another excuse to revisit the well................Keep this up folks and the well will be dry! More

Posted by kittybinks at 07:41 on 12 September 2012 | Report This Post

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