48 Hrs. remake coming from Good Time directors
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that a 48 Hrs. remake is in the works at Paramount Pictures with Good Time directors Ben and Joshua Safdie set to direct. Joshua Safdie will co-write the script with their frequent collaborator Ronald Bronstein and also comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
Chernin Entertainment (War for the Planet of the Apes, Hidden Figures) will produce the film alongside the Safdie’s producers, Oscar Boyson and Sebastian Bear-McClard.
The original 48 Hrs. was released in 1982 and directed by legendary filmmaker Walter Hill. It stars Nick Nolte and was the feature film debut of comedian Eddie Murphy. The pair starred as a cop and felon who form an unlikely partnership to capture a pair of killers on the run, and a pricey pay day along the way wouldn’t hurt. It’s credited with kick starting the “buddy cop” genre. A sequel, Another 48 Hrs., was released in 1990.
The Safdie brothers filmography includes The Pleasure of Being Robbed, Daddy Longlegs, Lenny Cooke, Heaven Knows What, and their most recent effort, Good Time. The Robert Pattinson-starring film premiered at the Cannes FIlm Festival earlier this year to critical acclaim. It was recently nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards.
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