Oh good, news of another remake. This time we hear from The Hollywood Reporter that DreamWorks is developing a remake of the 1984 comedy “All of Me.”
You may not be familiar with “All of Me.” It’s about a dying millionairess (Lily Tomlin) who pulls together a plan to inhabit someone else’s body when her own dies. She ends up sharing the body of an attorney played by Steve Martin, so a push-and-pull ensues as each of them try to operate in the same…space. Carl Reiner directed. It’s not a great movie, but it is a great performance by Martin who gives a master class in physical comedy as his body has to deal with the two bickering people trying to control it.
Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who worked on the recent romantic drama “The Vow” wrote a draft of the script. Reportedly they’re going to do a gender reverse, where this time it will be a male trying to inhabit the body of a woman.
Whichever way they go, it’s going to be really, really difficult to find someone who can nail the physical comedy like Martin did, male or female. It’s not just a matter of pratfalls or spastic movements, you have to be able to switch back and forth quickly between two different physical personas. To be honest, I can’t even think of anyone right now. I don’t know, I guess they’d probably give it to Emma Stone because she’s the big thing right now.
New Line had originally had the project, with a plan to develop it for Queen Latifah, but then it shifted over to DreamWorks. The future of a remake is still up in the air, though, as there are multiple lawsuits going on over who owns the right to the film.