Jon Turteltaub to Helm A Matter of Size

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Jon Turteltaub has made plans to make his next directing project a remake of the 2009 Israeli film A Matter of Size, according to a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

The original film, directed by Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor, told the story of a group of overweight friends who decide to take up Sumo wrestling. Howard Franklin (The Big Year) will tackle writing duties on the American version.

Turteltaub, best known for both National Treasure films, last directed The Sorcerer’s Apprentice at Disney. Size, meanwhile, is housed at Paramount and will be produced by David Permut.

You can watch the trailer for the original in the player below: