The other day, Zach Braff posted on his blog how he may be adapting a foreign film and shooting his follow up to Garden State this summer. Well, it didn't take long to find out the name of that film, as the deal was wrapped up today. Looks like Braff will be producing and directing a re-make of the Danish film, Open Hearts, for Paramount Pictures, with production to start this June in New Jersey. That's right - he's going back to the Garden State baby!
Pic was originally directed by Susanne Bier and released by Newmarket Films in 2003. It tells the story of a woman who, after her husband is paralyzed in an accident, starts having an affair with his doctor whose wife caused the accident. Sheesh, talk about complex - I wonder if there's a Paul Simon song about this he can throw on the soundtrack? While we're only a couple of months away from the start of production, no one has been cast so far, though there's a chance Braff may make an appearance in the film. Anyone catch Open Hearts when it was out? How do you think Braff will do with it?