Ben Schwartz writing SOAPDISH remake for Paramount

Jim Napier

by: Jim Napier
February 23rd, 2011

Ben Schwartz Soapdish Remake

Ben Schwartz has been hired to write a remake of 1991′s SOAPDISH, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original film was produced by Aaron Spelling and Alan Griesman and boasted a cast that included Sally Field, Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher, Kevin Kline, and Whoopi Goldberg, and took audiences on a comedic romp behind the scenes at a daytime soap. Greisman will once again serve as producer along with Rob Reiner.

Schwartz is successfully managing both acting and writing. He has a starring role opposite Don Cheadle in the Showtime pilot House of Lies. He’s also starring in the indie comedy PEEP WORLD with Michael C. Hall, Rainn Wilson, and Sarah Silverman, which opens March 25. As a writer, he’s worked on Robot Chicken, and won an Emmy in 2009 for co-writing Hugh Jackman’s opening number for the 81st Academy Awards. He’s also a part of the comedy troupe,Upright Citizens Brigade.

I personally don’t think this film really needs a remake. I enjoyed it when recently catching it on HBO.

What are your thoughts on this remake news?

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