Sir Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson unite for George C Wolfe’s Harry and the Butler
Screen legends Sir Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson have signed up to star together in George C Wolfe's comedy drama Harry and the Butler.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson will star as a derelict rollercoaster mechanic and former jazz star, who lives in a converted train caboose in New Orleans.
When he unexpectedly inherits a large amount of money, he drunkenly decides to hire an unlucky British butler who will be portrayed by Caine.
Harry and the Butler will shoot next Spring in Louisiana with Wolfe directing from a script by Damian F Slattery.
A statement made by Philippe Rivier of Spirit Films and Colin Callender of Playground Entertainment reads "We are very proud to bring together these two great movie icons, Sam Jackson and Michael Caine, under the direction of the great George C Wolfe, Harry and the Butler follows in the honourable tradition of so many classic films in which a chance encounter between two disparate characters transforms them forever."
Morgan Freeman and Thor: The Dark World's Sir Anthony Hopkins were previously attached to star in the film that is loosely based on Harry og Kammertjeneren, a 1962 Danish film.