Anne Hathaway Joins Rebel Wilson In Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Remake
You might recall that last August brought word of Rebel Wilson lined up to star in a remake of 1988's con-man caper comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Now we know that the new film will be called Nasty Women and has Anne Hathaway in talks to co-star.
The film – its nod to a certain new U.S. President back when he was still on the campaign trail – will switch the genders of the criminal duo and slightly updates the story, with Hathaway and Wilson playing two scam artists (one cultured, the other uncouth), who compete to separate a naive tech prodigy from his billions.
While Frank Oz made the 1988 version, the new one is still looking for a director, but has Jac Schaffer writing the script, working again with Hathaway after crafting the screenplay for sci-fi comedy The Shower, which is still in development with a lead role for the actress.
It may not escape the critical (and especially online) opprobrium, but at least it appears to be doing something a little different with the idea. And let's not forget that Scoundrels itself is a remake of 1964's Bedtime Story...