If you ever wanted to be in a movie with Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, now is your chance.
Heery-Loftus Casting posted a casting call to Facebook for an “untitled buddy drama” that is set to begin filming on Feb. 1, 2017. That “untitled buddy drama” is The Untouchables, a Weinstein Company production starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, a source confirms.
First announced in March this year, the film is a remake of the French hit The Intouchables, and not a reboot of Brian de Palma’s classic Al Capone/Eliot Ness drama. It follows an aristocrat who must hire a caregiver after a paragliding accident leaves him a paraplegic.
The project will be helmed by director Neil Burger, who previously directed the Bradley Cooper-starring Limitless, which shot partially in Philadelphia in 2010. Cranston and Hart signed on this past spring.
The Greater Philadelphia Film Office confirmed that The Untouchables would be shooting here in Philly back in October. Currently, filmmakers are casting men and women of all ethnicities aged 18 to 70. The shoot will run from Feb. 1 through March 2017.
The Untouchables will serve as the first major feature filmed shot in the Philadelphia area since 2015’s Kevin Hart: What Now? and M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller, Split. The Anna Gunn-starring financial thriller, Equity, also filmed in Philadelphia in 2015, and was produced by Broad Street Pictures, a local film production company.
News of The Untouchables coming to town comes several months after the formation of the Coalition of Philly Crew, a professional group for local, nonunion film and television industry workers that hopes to bring projects to the area.
(Story By Philly.com)