Indecent Proposal Remake Coming from Erin Cressida Wilson

Would you take a million dollars for a night with your wife? And could you sign this NDA?

If you want something very badly, set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, remake it the way you want it. Erin Cressida Wilson, who wrote screenplays for The Girl on the Train, and Secretary, will write a remake of the film Indecent Proposal for Paramount Players, according to Deadline.

Made in 1993, Indecent Proposal dared to ask the question: can I borrow your wife. The film adaptation of Jack Engelhard’s book of the same name was directed by Adrian Lyne. The movie starred Robert Redford as a billionaire who offers a young married couple, played by Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson, a million dollars for one romantic evening after they blew all their money gambling.

Indecent Proposal was a box office hit, earning $266 million worldwide, but received mixed reviews, including split thumbs from Siskel and Ebert. It was rewarded with three wins at the Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture.

The update will have to circumnavigate the changing social landscape that follows the #MeToo movement. Wilson also wrote Steven Shainberg’s film Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, which starred Nicole Kidman, Men, Women & Children and Atom Egoyan‘s drama Chloe. She was also hired to write Disney’s live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

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