Hot off his performance in If Beale Street Could Talk Stephan James is already looking towards his next project alongside Ryan Reynolds.
According to Discussing Film, James is in early talks to join Reynolds in Clue. A remake of the 1985 film based on the popular board game of the same name. Deadpool writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the films screenplay.
Allspark Pictures is set to be the production company and 20th Century Fox set to distribute the film.
As of now, it is unclear what will happen with the film following Disney’s pending acquistion of 21st Century Fox. However, it is quite possible that projects such as the Clue film will continue into development under the new banner.
Last May, Reese and Wernick teased the direction they are going with the film.
“Don’t be surprised if ‘Clue’ is R-rated… Potentially,”
“It will have elements of [the original movie], but it’s important that we don’t try and just rehash it,” Reese said. “We want to build on it. We want to take some of what makes it fun and funny, but then we want to do our own thing. It’s about finding that balance. Hopefully we don’t upset the Clue-hounds because there are a lot of them, apparently. We didn’t realize this until we signed up.”
Clue, released in 1985 was comedy based on the board game, which involves players figuring which of the guests at a mansion murdered someone, with which murder weapon and in which room. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn. Lynn worked on the script with John Landis. Clue starred Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren. The film had one of three possible endings, and different theaters received different ones. All were included on the home video release. Though the film didn’t do well in its run a the box office, only making $14,643,997 in domestic sales, it has become a cult classic.
Reynolds’ Maximum Effort production shingle will produce the Clue reboot with Allspark Pictures, which is the film division of Hasbro.
Source: Discussing Film