Magazine article Variety

McGregor and Forster Reteam on 'Cow' Remake

Magazine article Variety

McGregor and Forster Reteam on 'Cow' Remake

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EWAN mcgregor will play a World War II prisoner of war who hatches a plan to use a cow to help him escape captivity and find his way across Germany to freedom. Marc Forster will direct "The Cow," which is a remake of classic French comedy "The Cow and I," with shooting to begin in the fall.

WestEnd Films has boarded the picture and will introduce it to international buyers in Cannes. North American sales are being handled by Linda Lichter.

The original version, known in French as "La Vache et le Prisonnier," was based on a novel by Jacques Antoine and directed by Henri Verneuil. Starring Fernandel, the film was a big hit locally in the late 1950s.

The English-language remake reunites McGregor with Forster after their recent collaboration on the upcoming Disney picture "Christopher Robin," which will be released in the summer. The script comes from Bill Prady, the co-creator of CBS' smash-hit U.S. comedy "The Big Bang Theory. …

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