French 'Babysitting' Comedy to Get English-Language Remake

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'Babysitting' (2014)

'The In Betweeners' director Iain Morris is on board to redo the 2014 French box-office hit.

The French found-footage comedy Babysitting, the local 2014 box-office hit that spawned a sequel, is getting an English-language remake.

Angry Films, Moonriver Content and Entertainment One will finance and produce the upcoming film. Iain Morris, the creator and director behind the hit comedy series The In Betweeners and the film adaptation by the same name, has signed on to helm, with Cory Kaplan co-producing.

Peter Hoare (Killing Hasselhoff, Kevin Can Wait) will pen the screenplay ahead of a shoot later this year in New York City. There is no word yet on casting.

Babysitting, released in France by Universal International Pictures, takes place over one night and follows the story of a young artist who has a series of disastrous but hilarious events befall him while being forced to babysit his arrogant boss’ child. The original film was directed by Nicolas Benamou and Phillippe Lacheau and starred Lacheau, Alice David, Vincent Desagnat, Tarek Boudali and Gerard Jugnot.

Hoare is repped by CAA, Kailey Marsh Media and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher. Morris is repped by Gregory McKnight of UTA, Curtis Brown and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

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