DreamWorks to remake 1984's All Of Me by putting it in a younger body, because that would be funny
DreamWorks is hoping to transplant Carl Reiner's somewhat-liked 1984 comedy All Of Me into a younger, hipper body—a plot contrivance that could make for all sorts of hilarious, fish-out-of-water hijinks, over and over again, then again with the same basic premise but different actors and more modern clothing. The studio's remake of the original Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin film has been in the works since at least 2007, the year when Queen Latifah was attached to star, and when "Queen Latifah is attached to star" was a phrase you actually heard sometimes. Latifah is now out and no cast has been named yet, but The Vow co-writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein have devised a new spin on the story—which concerns a dying wealthy woman whose spirit accidentally takes up residence in the body of an attorney, forcing them to share—by swapping the genders, so that it's a man's soul who suddenly finds itself in a woman. So presumably, she will then suddenly do man things like drink beer, check out other women, and try to stand up to pee, while also having visible difficulty with high heels and tampons. That should be amusing, because generally you don't see women doing that sort of thing.