Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have set Wes Anderson to write My Best Friend, a remake of the 2006 Patrice Leconte-directed French comedy Mon meilleur ami. Variety says Anderson is also eyeing the project as a directing vehicle.
Brian Grazer and Agnes Mentre will produce. Rosalie Swedlin will be executive producer.
The French film 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.
Anderson just completed directing an animated adaptation of Roald Dahl novel The Fantastic Mr. Fox with 20th Century Fox Animation.