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One of film’s best-known rabbits is hopping his way back to Hollywood.
A Harvey remake is in the works at Netflix, with J. David Stem and David N. Weiss set to write the screenplay. Fabrica de Cine, which is working with the streamer on Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, will produce.
The 1950 classic starred Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd, a wealthy man with an imaginary friend — a six-foot rabbit named Harvey. The movie was an adaptation of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Harvey, which earned Stewart an Oscar nomination, has been on Hollywood remake lists before. In 2009, Steven Spielberg was at one point attached to direct a reboot for DreamWorks and Fox.
Stem and Weiss, repped by Verve, have written children’s animated features, including Shrek 2 and the Smurfs movies.
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Francis Ford Coppola