Fox Searchlight is set to do a reboot of the 1991 film Sleeping with the Enemy as well as a feature film version of the James Corden play One Man, Two Guvnors, according to Deadline. The productions are part of a producing deal with Damian Jones (The Iron Lady, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie).
Sleeping with the Enemy starred Julia Roberts and was based on the Nancy Price novel of the same name from 1987. The film took in $175 million that year, and was the story of a woman who tried to get away from an abusive husband. There is no casting information on the reboot of the film at this time. The site reports that Nia DaCosta will write and direct the Sleeping with the Enemy “reimagining.” DaCosta is known for her feature debut Little Woods, which stars Tessa Thompson and Lily James.
The film based on the Tony Award-winning show One Man, Two Guvnors will be written by Oli Refson, who is known for the BBC series Uncle. The show was created by Richard Bean and directed by Nicholas Hytner, who will executive produce the film version. Corden starred in the show about a man who was employed by two other men, “one of whom is a notorious gangster.” There is no news about the cast, or if Corden will return for the film version.
In addition, the studio and Jones have given John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) directing duties for President’s Astrologer. The film is about Ronald and Nancy Reagan astrologer Joan Quigley. Samantha Strauss (Dance Academy, the upcoming The End) will write the screenplay. The film will reportedly be about the relationship between Quigley and Nancy Reagan.
There is also a murder mystery on the way from Flaked co-creator Mark Chappell. The film is as-yet-untitled. Finally, there are projects in the works from Roisin Conaty (GameFace) and writer-actor Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2).
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