Universal and Imagine Gain Friend


Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired the rights to remake the 2006 French comedy hit Mon Meilleur Ami, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Imagine’s Brian Grazer will produce My Best Friend through his Universal-based production company alongside Tazora Films’ Agnes Mentre.

The story centers on Catherine, who refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikable Francois, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, Francois enlists the services of a charming taxi driver to play the part.