“Nanny McPhee” director Kirk Jones will write and direct “Everybody’s Fine,” a remake of the 1990 Giuseppe Tornatore-directed road trip picture “Stanno tutti bene.”
Pic is a co-production from Hollywood Gang Prods. and Cecchi Gori USA, with Gianni Nunnari and Vittorio Cecchi Gori producing. Shooting is expected to begin in the U.S. in January.
Hollywood Gang and Cecchi Gori will finance development.
Jones, who wrote and directed “Waking Ned Devine,” has already begun drafting an American-set version of the Italian film, which centered on a widower who realizes his wife was his only connection to his kids. He sets off on an impromptu bus ride to reunite with each grown child.
Jones has already completed a road trip in Greyhound buses, cars, trains and planes to gather ideas to give the film his personal stamp.
“This is a story with enormous heart that will translate perfectly to modern-day America with the humor and emotion of the original picture still intact,” the British-born helmer said.
Craig Flores and Nathalie Peter-Contesse will be exec producers. Peter-Contesse will oversee for the producers and Glynis Murray will supervise for Jones’ Tomboy Pictures.