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Larry Charles (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Borat) has been hired to write a remake of The Man Who Sued God, the 2001 Australian film that was a tidy hit in its home country when released almost fifteen years ago. And while the decision hasn’t been made yet, Charles could end up directing as well, making it his follow-up to […]
- Russ Fischer
Scottish comedian Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes and Emily Browning starred in the original about an ex-lawyer who files a claim against God after his insurance company dismisses the destruction of his boat as an "act of God."
Clark is expected to put his own spin on the original film's premise. The original film has also already spawned a Bollywood remake.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It was revealed today that Larry Charles (Borat, The Dictator, TV's Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) will write a reimagined version of the cult Australian hit The Man Who Sued God for New Films International (Nfi) with an eye toward directing.
Nfi founder and President Nesim Hason and Mace Neufeld (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Sony's upcoming The Equalizer with Denzel Washington) are producing the new project with Sixth Sense Productions principals Richard Harding and Sam Feuer (The First Grader).
Charles' take on The Man Who Sued God is expected to veer from the original premise, which involves a former lawyer who had found happiness with a simpler life and career - until a natural disaster strikes and he is denied insurance money because it was 'an act of God'. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and the church under the guise of God, defending himself. »
Since he's no longer at the helm of A Walk in the Woods, director Larry Charles (Borat, The Dictator) is on the hunt for a new project, and it seems he's found one. Deadline has word that New Films International has hired Charles, who was also behind "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Seinfeld," to write The Man Who Sued God, based on a 2001 Australian cult favorite of the same name. Charles also has expressed interest in directing the film where he'll put his own spin on the story about an ex-lawyer who files a claim against God himself after his insurance company dismisses the destruction of his boat as an “act of God.” Read on! Here's the trailer for the original Australian comedy from 2001: As you can see, Billy Connolly starred in the original film, and it opened at #1 at the box office down under. There was already a Bollywood remake, »
- Ethan Anderton
While the period of time between original films and their eventual remakes is getting shorter and shorter, some projects just call out to certain filmmakers. As such, Larry Charles has been set to pen the New Films International remake of The Man Who Sued God. The original 2001 Australian film from director Mark Joffe starred Billy Connolly as a lawyer-turned-fisherman whose only possession - his boat - is destroyed by lightning. When the insurance company turns down his claim citing the uncovered "acts of God", he decides not to take on the deep-pocketed insurance men, but rather God himself. Charles will write the script with an eye to direct. Hit the jump for more, including the trailer for the original film. Deadline reports that Charles will write the remake of The Man Who Sued God with a possibility of directing. He's said to be putting his own spin on the story in his reimagining. »
- Dave Trumbore
Charles’ take on The Man Who Sued God is expected to veer from the original premise, which involves a former lawyer who sues an insurance company pretending to be the Almighty.
The Man Who Sued God is the second project to come through Nfi’s multi-title development deal with Neufeld after WWII action thriller The Pursuit. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
It's just raining remakes today isn't it? Larry Charles, the director of Borat, Bruno, and one of the best writers on Seinfeld is set to write the remake of the 2001 Australian film The Man Who Sued God. There is also the possibility of Charles directing the movie. The original film starred fellow Scotsman Billy Connolly and having watched it I can certainly see the appeal to someone like Larry Charles. Here’s the synopsis of the original: Billy Connolly plays »
- Graham McMorrow
Wendy Hughes, who has died in Sydney aged 61, will be remembered by her peers as one of the finest actors of her generation.
Hughes won the AFI award for best actress for Careful, He Might Hear You in 1983 and was nominated on six other occasions, for Newsfront, My Brilliant Career, Lonely Hearts, My First Wife, Echoes of Paradise and Boundaries of the Heart.
.She was a brilliant actress who set the standard and was pioneering for her era,. filmmaker Philippe Mora, who was a close friend in the 1980s and early 1990s, told If.
.In my opinion without Wendy there would have been no Judy Davis, no Nicole Kidman and no Cate Blanchett. If timing had been different she would have been a major international star. As it is she leaves a legacy of perfect performances as one of Australia's greatest actresses..
Mora wanted to cast Hughes as the female »
- Don Groves
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