Michael Douglas to Star in Til Schweiger's English-Language Directorial Debut

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Douglas will also produce the English remake of the 2014 German hit 'Head Full of Honey.'

Michael Douglas has confirmed he will star in, as well as produce, the English-language remake of the 2014 German dramedy Head Full of Honey, about a man suffering from Alzheimer's who goes on a final road trip to Venice with his granddaughter.

Douglas will play the lead role in the film, played in the original by German comedy legend Dieter Hallervorden.

Til Schweiger — who wrote, directed and co-starred in the original German film — will helm the adaptation, marking his English-language directorial debut.

Schweiger, best known internationally for bit parts in Hollywood films such as Inglourious Basterds and New Year's Eve, is Germany's biggest box office draw. The original Head Full of Honey is his most successful film to date. It was the number one German film of 2014, earning $66.5 million at the local box office.

Douglas confirmed his participation on Facebook, posting a picture of himself and Schweiger with the note: “Spent a few days at our beautiful home in Majorca and met up with friend Til Schweiger, Germany's leading actor/director, with whom I will do a picture early next year. Til is a great guy and I am looking forward to starring in and producing a remake of his very successful German picture "Head Full of Honey." Til will direct.”