Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt are in talks to co-produce a remake of The Skinny Man by means of their respective manufacturing banners.
Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Leisure and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Leisure are in talks to co-produce a remake of basic 1934 comedy thriller The Skinny Man.
Based mostly on the novel of the identical title by Dashiell Hammett, The Skinny Man starred William Powell and Myrna Loy as a husband and spouse who staff as much as remedy a homicide and host a cocktail party attended by all of the suspects. The movie was an enormous success upon launch, even scoring a number of Academy Award nominations, together with Greatest Image and Greatest Actor. 5 sequels adopted, together with After the Skinny Man, One other Skinny Man, Shadow of the Skinny Man, The Skinny Man Goes Dwelling, and Track of the Skinny Man.
The third star of The Skinny Man and its sequel was Asta, the couple’s Wire Fox Terrier. On the time, the breed wasn’t overly widespread in the US, however the movies rapidly led to an enormous demand for the breed.
Hollywood has been making an attempt to get a remake of The Skinny Man off the bottom for fairly a while. Rob Marshall was beforehand hooked up to direct a remake over a decade in the past for Warner Bros. which was set to star Johnny Depp. Nonetheless, the undertaking didn’t transfer ahead and the studio scrapped it in 2012.
“What makes the movie so entertaining will not be the unraveling of the homicide however the film’s central relationship of Nora and Nick Charles, one which redefined the display depiction of marriage,” wrote Rob Nixon and Margarita Landazuri for TCM. “It additionally helped to set the tone and magnificence of a brand new, then-emerging Hollywood style – the screwball comedy.“
LuckyChap and Plan B have been pursuing the rights to The Skinny Man franchise since earlier than the WGA strike started again in Could. If the deal comes collectively, the following step will probably be to discover a author, however because the SAG-AFTRA strike continues to be ongoing, any discussions of who will star in The Skinny Man remake must wait.