Warner Bros. Pictures is setting up a remake of the 2008 Argentine romantic comedy A Boyfriend for My Wife with Steve Carell’s Carousel Productions as a starring vehicle for the actor, reports Variety.
Carell will produce along with Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters. Grace Ledding is co-producing, and Carousel’s Charlie Hartsock and Vance DeGeneres are executive producing.
The studio has hired the writing team of Mark Gibson and Phil Halprin (Snow Dogs) to adapt.
In director Juan Taratuto’s original, a timid husband believes the only way out of his stifling marriage is to get his wife to fall in love with another man, so he enlists the help of a legendary yet unlikely Lothario.