December 06, 2016  

Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks to Nab Remake Rights to Cannes Hit 'Like Father, Like Son'

August 29, 2013 (6:00 am) GMT
The Japanese film, written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, was awarded by Spielberg and his fellow Cannes jurors with the Prix du Jury prize in May.

Steven Spielberg's jury duty at Cannes Film Festival in May might result in a new project being developed at DreamWorks. Deadline learns that the studio, in which Spielberg serves as a principal partner, enters talks with Fuji TV to nab the remake rights to "", a Japanese movie which won the Prix du Jury prize at the prestigious French festival.

Written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, the drama follows a successful businessman who learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. A life-changing decision has to be made, whether he choses his true son, raised by a rough yet caring family, or the boy he has been living with.

Sources with the knowledge tell the site that Spielberg has no intention of making the project his next directorial gig after dropping out of "". In "Sniper", he was originally set to direct , who is also committed to the project as a producer alongside Andrew Lazar and Peter Morgan.

Whether or not fans will eventually see Spielberg sitting in the director's seat remains to be seen later once the rights are acquired. "Like Father, Like Son" will also be screened at Toronto International Film Festival in September.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Wraps Her Body With Real Snake in Sneak Peek of Sexy 2017 Calendar
  2. Lady GaGa Shares Kindness With the Help of Taylor Kinney and Her Mom
  3. Shia LaBeouf Unleashes New Freestyle in Response to Soulja Boy's Threats
  4. Nicki Minaj Gets Heavily Criticized for Making Fun of Mentally Ill Woman
  5. 'The Mummy' Director on Whether Tom Cruise's Character Dies in the First Trailer
  6. 'Westworld' Showrunners Address Evil Dolores and Ford's Fate
  7. Justin Bieber Announces 2017 U.S. Stadium Tour Dates
  8. Blac Chyna Seems to Diss Kylie Jenner and Tyga on Snapchat. Is This Khloe's Response?