Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie may be teaming up for another on-screen production, just probably not in the way that you were hoping for. According to Variety, the two stars are in talks to join their production companies together to co-produce a remake of the hit 1934 comedy mystery, The Thin Man. Should the deal go through, Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap and Brad Pitt’s Plan B would go into the movie-making business together.
Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie’s respective production companies are teaming up to develop a remake of The Thin Man.
As of right now, it’s still very early days for The Thin Man, as both LuckyChap and Plan B haven’t delved into the meaty parts of the film’s production. This is mostly due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike as they won’t be able to hold auditions for actors until the union and studios come to some sort of agreement.
Nevertheless, irons have been in the fire since before the recently solved WGA strike kicked off in May, with both companies pushing for exclusive rights to the reboot.
Should Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie’s production companies take a stab at The Thin Man, it wouldn’t be the first time that Hollywood has attempted to push forward with the production. Over 10 years ago, Warner Bros. was on the leading line to bring the comedic mystery to big screens with Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns) tapped to direct while Johnny Depp would appear in the leading role.
Pulling its story from the Dashiell Hammett crime novel of the same name, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that centers around an armchair detective couple who get to work after a mutual friend has gone missing.
As is clear, the studio ended up canning the plan, and, should the LuckyChap and Plan B revamp move forward, it would be the first time the 1934 film has been rebooted.
Pulling its story from the Dashiell Hammett crime novel of the same name, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that centers around an armchair detective couple who get to work after a mutual friend has gone missing. When the husband and wife’s acquaintance ends up murdered, the two hold a dinner party in hopes of catching the criminal red-handed.
The original 1934 film starred William Powell (Life with Father) as husband Nick Charles and Myrna Loy (The Best Years of Our Lives) as wife Nora Charles. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke (Tarzan the Ape Man), The Thin Man was up for four Academy Award nominations and would go on to spawn a whopping five sequels.
The Stars’ Production Companies
Should LuckyChap Entertainment join ranks with The Thin Man, it would find itself alongside a slew of other celebrated titles including I, Tonya, Barbie, Birds of Prey, and Promising Young Woman. Leaning on the side of female-helmed films and stories, Margot Robbie’s company has celebrated a handful of successful milestones through its titles including Academy Award and BAFTA wins.
Likewise, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment (which he co-owns with Jennifer Aniston, Kristin Hahn, and Brad Grey), also has a handful of notable films under its belt including The Departed, 12 Years a Slave, and Moonlight.
Although further information surrounding The Thin Man reboot is up in the air, it’s likely to imagine that with names like LuckyChap and Plan B attached, the stars of Hollywood will be eager to stick the landing with their auditions and earn a spot on the call sheet.