The Wrong Mans gets a US remake | With Parks & Rec star Ben Schwartz

The Wrong Mans gets a US remake

With Parks & Rec star Ben Schwartz

James Corden’s comedy thriller The Wrong Mans is to get a US remake.

Ben Schwartz, who played  Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the sitcom Parks and Recreation, will star in a pilot being made for the Showtime cable channel.

Ben Schwartz

Corden created the original BBC Two show with his co-star Matthew Baynton. Now American writer Ian Maxtone-Graham – who has worked on Veep – has been brought in to help adapt the scripts.

Original director Jim Field Smith will shoot the remakes with Corden as one of the executive producers, along with Star Wars director JJ Abrams, whose company  Bad Robot Productions, is being the remake.

The 2013 original and its two-part sequel were made as a co-production with US on-demand service Hulu.

Read our feature about the making of the original here, and below is a trailer for it:

Published: 17 Apr 2018

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