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Gerard Depardieu and Giancarlo Esposito have signed on to The Last Holiday for Paramount Pictures. They join Queen Latifah, Alicia Witt and LL Cool J in the remake of the British comedy, which is being retold to center on a woman (Queen Latifah). Alec Guinness played the central character in the original. In the new version, Queen Latifah plays a clerk who discovers that she only has a limited time to live and decides to go on the European vacation of a lifetime. Holiday is being produced by Laurence Marks and ImageMovers' Jack Rapke. Wayne Wang is directing. Depardieu is repped by CAA.


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