Get all the details on the remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Rebel Wilson…
This time around Rebel Wilson is set to star in the upcoming film, but she will be one of the Con artist that was originally played by Michael Caine and Steve Martin.
Rebel Wilson took to social media to announce her excitiment on Thursday, writing:
“The CON is ON!! So excited to announce I’ll be starring in a remake of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS for MGM, written by the supremely talented Jac Schaeffer xx”
Here is what we’ve learned:
The Pitch Perfect actor will take on one of the leads in a contemporary retelling that will see two female con artists, one high-class, the other low-rent, try to scam a tech prodigy out of his fortune.
Wilson is also set to produce alongside Roger Birnbaum, who has been behind the remakes of RoboCop, in 2014, and The Magnificent Seven, due for release in September. Wilson is also attached to a remake of the Goldie Hawn comedy Private Benjamin.
The original Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin as two competing con men working on the French Riviera. It was itself a remake of the 1964 comedy Bedtime Story, starring Marlon Brando and David Niven. It was also adapted into a successful musical, starring John Lithgow and Norbert Leo Butz.
It marks the second gender-swapped remake to be announced this week, after news hit that Channing Tatum would be playing a mermaid in a new version of Splash.
Wilson most recently starred in How to be Single, which became a surprise hit earlier this year, taking $112m worldwide, and the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy Grimsby. She is also set to reprise her role as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect 3.