EXCLUSIVE: Good Girls Revolt alum Genevieve Angelson has landed a role in Untouchable, the Weinstein Company’s remake of the 2011 French hit The Intouchables that will star Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.
In what’s called a fresh take on the original concept, Angelson will portray Jenny, the wife of Cranston’s Philip, whom he sees in dreams and flashbacks in the Neil Burger-directed pic. The Jenny character died of cancer after Philip was involved in a paralyzing paragliding accident.
The original French-language film grossed $416 million overseas and $10 million domestic. It told the based-on-a-true-story take of an aristocrat (Francois Cluzet) who, after being injured, hires a young man (Omar Sy) from the wrong side of the tracks to be his caretaker. Production on the remake starts next month with Nicole Kidman also set for the film scripted by Jon Hartmere.
Angelson starred as Patti Robinson on the now-canceled Amazon period drama Good Girls Revolt, which focused on women who band together in an effort to crack the all-male reporter staff at a Manhattan magazine in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Before that she co-starred opposite Rainn Wilson in the one-season Fox drama Backstrom and did an arc on Showtime’s House Of Lies.
Angelson, who also appeared in the Chris Rock feature Top Five, is repped by UTA and Suskin Management.
Erik Pedersen contributed to this report.