Sources have exclusively told Variety that Simon Curtis is attached to direct the remake.
The original was released by the Weinstein Co. in 2011, grossing $416 million overseas. The movie follows an aristocrat who, after becoming a paraplegic following a paragliding accident, hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
The Weinstein Co. quickly acquired the remake rights and set Paul Feig to pen the script. The film is high priority for the company, with shooting expected to start this summer.
Cranston is coming off his Oscar-nominated portrayal of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Jay Roach’s “Trumbo.” He can be seen next in HBO’s “All the Way,” a telepic based on a play by Robert Schenkkan in which he portrays Lyndon B. Johnson.
He is currently filming “Why Him?” opposite James Franco for Fox and also appears in Franco’s “In Dubious Battle.” He is repped by UTA.
Hart released “Ride Along 2,” the sequel to his hit 2014 comedy with Ice Cube, earlier this year. He can be seen next in “Central Intelligence” with Dwayne Johnson, which releases June 17. He is repped by UTA and 3 Arts.
After cutting his teeth on the British TV scene, Curtis broke with the Oscar-nominated “My Week With Marilyn” and followed that up with “Woman in Gold,” which earned Helen Mirren a SAG nomination. He is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and United Agents.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the Cranston and Hart attachments.