Date: 2nd April 2024

Benedict Cumberbatch & Olivia Colman to Star in 'The Roses' Remake.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman have signed on for the leading roles in Searchlight Pictures' upcoming The Roses movie, based on the 1989 black comedy classic The War of the Roses.

The feature has been set up at Searchlight Pictures, with "Bombshell" director Jay Roach helming the project. "The Roses" is based on the novel published in 1981 by Warren Adler. The 1989 adaptation was directed by Danny DeVito and released by Twentieth Century Fox.

The project is being described as a reimagining of the Danny DeVito-directed movie, which starred Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. It is still currently in the development stage.

The film follows picture-perfect couple Theo (Cumberbatch) and Ivy (Colman), who have successful careers, great kids and an enviable sex life. But underneath the fašade of the perfect family is a tinderbox of competition and resentment that’s ignited when Theo’s professional dreams come crashing down.

"‘The Roses' is a wildly funny, bigger than life, and yet deeply human story," said Searchlight president Matthew Greenfield announcing the project. "With Jay at the helm, and Benedict and Olivia and Tony, we have a dream team bringing it to life."

Cumberbatch will produce under his SunnyMarch banner with Leah Clarke and Adam Ackland, who have been in development on the project since 2017. Colman will also produce under her South of the River banner with Ed Sinclair and Tom Carver, along with Roach and Michelle Graham.

Source: Press Release



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