Wes Anderson has been hired to write the remake of the 2006 French film, My Best Friend.
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. [Variety]
Wes Anderson’s a great director and an amazing production designer, but in my infallible opinion, only the films Owen Wilson co-wrote (Rushmore and Royal Tenenbaums) were truly great. Oh, and I bet you a thousand dollars the cab driver will be Indian.