Another remake has been announced, and this time there might not be a lot of complaints. Indecent Proposal, which was a box office hit but received Razzie Awards for Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay and Worst Supporting Actor for 1993, as well as four other dishonorable nominations, will be resurrected for potentially a better version of the romantic drama via Paramount Players.
The original, put out by Paramount proper, was based on a novel by Jack Engelhard, but it changed a lot of the premise, particularly regarding details about the main characters. This take, like the 25-year-old version, will be scripted by a woman, namely Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, The Girl on the Train). Whether it will be a more faithful adaptation is unknown.
Here’s everything we know:
What’s Indecent Proposal about?
The main premise of both the book and the first movie is simple: a wealthy man offers a husband and wife $1 million for the chance to spend the night with the latter. The proposal is accepted, due to financial need, and of course, it damages the relationship between the married couple.
Who is starring in the remake?
No actors have been cast for the new version of Indecent Proposal, but in his exclusive report on the movie, Collider’s Jeff Sneider presumes Paramount Players will look younger for all three main characters than seen in the original — Robert Redford played the rich guy, while Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore were the husband and wife back then.
Who is directing the movie?
That is still to be determined.
Who is writing this version?
Erin Cressida Wilson, who mostly writes movies with female protagonists, including The Girl on the Train and Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is handling the remake adaptation. Her script for the remake Chloe, about a woman who hires someone younger to seduce her husband, seems a good precursor to the Indecent Proposal redo.
When does it come out?
This is also to be determined, as currently, the movie is just in the scripting stage.