The project, which has been known as “Nasty Women,” is a remake of the 1988 comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” Directed by Chris Addison from a Jac Schaeffer script, the movie centers on a pair of scammers — one low-rent and the other high-class — competing to swindle a naive tech prodigy out of his fortune.
The original “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin and was directed by Frank Oz. That film was released through Orion Pictures.
Producers on the new film are Roger Birnbaum and Wilson. Production companies are Cave 76 Productions and Camp Sugar Productions. Birnbaum is the former co-CEO of MGM.
MGM announced on Oct. 31 that it was returning to domestic distribution in partnership with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, which launched a distribution operation earlier this year. The MGM films are released under MGM’s banner without Annapurna credits or logos.
Other titles that have already been set for the Aug. 10 date are Warner Bros. mega-shark thriller “The Meg” and Universal’s remake of “Scarface.”
MGM Chairman and CEO Gary Barber revealed during Tuesday’s earnings call that it has not yet selected a distribution partner for the 25th James Bond movie.
“Distribution plans for Bond 25 still have not been announced and we are continuing discussions with a variety of potential partners,” he said. “We look forward to sharing more details on Bond 25 on future calls.”