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Lewis' comedy remakes heading to the big screen

Jan 18, 2011 | 9:15am EST

Artificial Intelligence Entertainment and Social Capital Films have acquired the remake rights from Lewis to develop his 1960s films The Bellboy, Cinderfella and The Family Jewels with a modern twist.

The comedian, 84, will serve as co-executive producer on the films.

Producers Christopher Tuffin, John Baca and George Paige aim to develop each revamp as a franchise for a major comedy star.

Tuffin tells Daily Variety, "What we're aiming to do is combine the spirit of the originals with a modern sensibility."

Casting had yet to begin as WENN went to press.

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