Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston are set to start shooting a movie in Philly soon, but some details still are in flux.
Initially announced last fall as The Untouchables, the film will serve as a remake of the popular 2011 French film, The Intouchables. The Philadelphia Film Office on Wednesday confirmed that the film is now going by the title Untouchable, though the movie's IMDB page still lists The Untouchables as the project's title.
It is unclear why the film's name underwent the slight change. It did, however, previously share a title with The Untouchables, Brian de Palma's lauded 1987 Elliot Ness-Al Capone drama.
The comedy-drama will relay the story of a down-on-his-luck black man who gets hired as a caretaker (Hart) for a rich, white man who has become paralyzed (Cranston). The original French version, which starred Omar Sy and François Cluzet, grossed nearly $430 million at the box office worldwide.
As Deadline reports, actress Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to join the film's cast, along with Amara Karan of HBO's The Night Of. Kidman's participation in the film has not yet been confirmed, though the actress' IMDB page lists the credit.
Should she take the role, it won't be Kidman's first Philly-connected film. The actress previously played Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco, a 2014 biopic on the life of the Philly native-turned-princess. The Monaco royal family called it a "farce" and stated that they do not "in any way wish to be associated with this film."
Untouchable will be directed by Neil Burger, the man behind Limitless, a 2011 Bradley Cooper-starring thriller partially shot in Philadelphia. The flick will serve as the first major motion picture shot in Philadelphia since Kart filmed Kevin Hart: What Now here in 2015.
Shooting for Untouchable is set to begin in February.