“Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig is moving into dramatic territory with an American remake of the French smash “The Intouchables,” and buzz is building over who will take on the role that won Omar Sy the French equivalent of a Best Actor Oscar. We hear stars circling the role in the Weinstein Co. film include Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx and Idris Elba from “The Wire.” The story follows a wealthy, disabled man who hires a commoner caretaker. Sources say “Lawless” star Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams of “My Week With Marilyn” are in the mix for the female lead. The movie’s original French version, which is now playing in the States, hauled in $349 million internationally.
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After its inaugural run in 2010, the Soho House Group — which has private clubs in the U.K., the U.S. and Germany — is launching its second “House Shorts” film challenge in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, BAFTA and Bombay Sapphire.
Panelists, including Harvey Weinstein, Paul Haggis, Jessica Chastain and THR Editorial Director Janice Min, will judge selections from 10 finalists, with the winner being decided at an event in New York this fall.
As with the first outing, the contest will narrow down applicants based off of 400-word pitches for two-minute films, each of which need to be set and shot in one of the Soho House properties. Applications are due July 13.