Warners India finds 'Crashers' remake engaging

Orion wants Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn starrer

NEW DELHI -- In what would mark the first authorized remake of a Hollywood film here, Warner Bros. Pictures India is in discussions with Bollywood banner Orion Pictures for an official remake of the 2005 comedy "Wedding Crashers."

Orion Pictures, headed by producer Mukesh Talreja and director Nikhil Advani, is co-producing WBPI's Bollywood debut with veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, "Chandni Chowk to China."

"We are in talks with Orion Pictures on the possibility of remaking 'Wedding Crashers' in India. Orion has shown keen interest, and they have lined up some of the best talent for this project," WBPI managing director Blaise Fernandes told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, adding that a deal has not yet been signed.

A deal to remake the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson starrer would mark a major step in an industry notorious for lifting plot lines from international productions without permission.

Last week, WBPI announced its second Bollywood co-production, "Saas Bahu Aur Sensex" (Mother-in-law, Daughter-in-law and the Stock Market Index), a comedy co-produced with veteran Mumbai-based banner PLA Entertainment.