Always keen to show off his roots, Kevin Hart is headed to Philadelphia for filming of the remake of the French comedy, The Intouchables. Per the Greater Philadelphia Film Office:
Philadelphia will be the primary filming location early next year for The Weinstein Company’s The Untouchables, directed by Neil Burger, who also directed Limitless in Philadelphia, written by Jon Hartmere and executive produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein. The Untouchables stars Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Philadelphia native, powerhouse comedian Kevin Hart in the US remake of the French comedy, The Intouchables. The movie follows an aristocrat who, after becoming a paraplegic following a paragliding accident, hires an unemployed man with a criminal record to be his caregiver.
The original film starred Omar Sy and Francois Cuzet, and is the second biggest box office hit in France. In addition, this is great news for Philadelphians who want a greater role for the city within the movie industry. We need more love.