Akkineni Nagarjuna is teaming up with Karthi for his next movie, which is reportedly an official remake of the French film, "The Intouchables". The flick will be directed by Vamshi Paidipally.
Nagarjuna will be seen in a never-seen-before role. He will be playing the role of a quadriplegic patient in the film, while Karthi will appears as his care-taker. Director Vamshi Paidipally is reportedly making some changes in the script to suit the taste of the South Indian audience. The film is likely to go on the floor in April.
"The shooting of the film will start in April. The team has been scouting for locations in the US and other countries, but they are yet to finalise specific locations. While Karthi will be essaying the role of a caregiver, Nagarjuna will portray the role of a quadriplegic patient. The director has been making changes to the original, adding elements that will appeal to the regional audience," The Times of India quoted a source as saying.
"The Intouchables" is a French comedy drama, which is about the relationship between a quadriplegic patient and his caregiver. Philippe is a millionaire from Paris and he hires Driss as his caregiver after he becomes a quadriplegic following a paragliding accident. Driss has a criminal background and is not interested in the job. The story revolves around how he assists Philippe and wins his love.
Directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, "The Intouchables" features François Cluzet and Omar Sy as Philippe and Driss, respectively. Released on 2 November, 2011, the movie was a huge success, both critically and commercially. It was also nominated for several international awards, including the Golden Globes.
"The Intouchables" will be remade in Tamil as well as Telugu and will be released by the end of 2015. At present, the makers of the film are busy finalising the cast and crew for the project. They are yet to find a suitable title for the movie.