Last August, it was revealed that Rebel Wilson was attached to a gender-swapped remake of the 1998 Steve Martin and Michael Caine comedy. Now it’s been reported that they may have found the person to play opposite Rebel, as Anne Hathaway is in talks for the role according to THR.
In the original movie, Caine and Martin played con artists, one unsophisticated and one suave, who join forces on the French Riviera to take down a big target, before turning on one another with a bet that will see the loser having to leave town. The remake is apparently titled Nasty Women, with a script by Jac Schaeffer. The basic idea will stay the same, with the con artists being socially mismatched, but this time they’ll be teaming up to con a tech prodigy out of his money.
No director or release date has been announced as yet. Hathaway must enjoy the con artist world, as she’s currently shooting Ocean’s 8, which sees George Clooney and co. replaced by a group of women going off on a heist.