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The French interracial buddy dramedy The Intouchables drew the eye of Hollywood producers by not only scoring plenty of praise.including 9 César Award nominations.but also by earning more than $405 million worldwide and becoming the highest grossing French feature yet. With successes like this, an English-language remake was guaranteed. Hot off of the success of Bridesmaids, the comedy's director Paul Feig was up to helm The Weinstein Company's version of The Intouchables, and Colin Firth has been mentioned for the white male lead. But when it came to who would play opposite him, such big names as Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx and Idris Elba were in contention as of June. However, speaking to Black Film, Chris Tucker, who returns to theaters next week after a five year absence with David O. Russell's Silver Lining Playbook, revealed he too is being considered for the role originated by Omar Sy, stating: »

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