Lion has been developing redo since 1997
HOLLYWOOD — Kevin Bisch has been hired to write MGM’s remake of the Jerry Lewis comedy “The Bellboy.”
Bisch’s script will be a new interpretation of the 1960 comedy, which served as Lewis’ directorial debut. In the updated take, a young man on his way to a job interview in London gets sidetracked in Las Vegas, where he loses all his money and must take a job as a bellboy.
Gary Foster and Mark Steven Johnson of Horseshoe Bay Prods. will produce, with Lewis signed on as executive producer.
Bisch’s script will supercede all previous drafts on the project, which MGM has been developing since 1997, at one point for Jackie Chan. The actor is no longer attached to the project.
Repped by ICM, Bisch’s “The Last First Kiss” is in development at Columbia Pictures’ Overbrook Entertainment, with Will Smith attached to star. The scribe most recently penned “We Meet Again,” a romantic comedy for John Wells Prods. set at Warner Bros.