The original movie starred Edwards’ wife Julie Andrews, who will now serve as executive producer for the remake alongside Ashok Amritraj. Legally Blonde scribes Karen McCullah and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith will be writing the screenplay. Peter Dodd is overseeing the project for Warner Bros while Sue Kroll, through Kroll & Co. Entertainment, will produce alongside Jeff Nathanson.
In the original 1979 version starring Andrews, Dudley Moore and Bo Derek, the story centers around a Hollywood composer going through a mid-life crisis who becomes infatuated with a newly married woman. 10 was a huge box office hit, making close to $75M at the domestic box office and was nominated for two Oscars, one for Henry Mancini’s original score and for the song he co-penned with Robert Wells, “It’s Easy to Say.” In addition, 10 garnered five Golden Globe nominations, including Best Comedy/Musical Motion Picture, Andrews as Best Actress Comedy/Musical, Moore in Best Actor Comedy/Musical, Derek in the New Star of the Year category and Mancini’s score.
The remake will likely have more comedic elements, as it defines what a “perfect 10” is in today’s world. This contemporary reboot will be inspired by the original film’s wit and progressive conversations around sexual politics. Andrews recently commented on the reboot, stating “10 holds a special place in my heart. It captures Blake’s charisma and his special humor that I so adore. I have long been rather protective about which of Blake’s brilliant works should be re-imagined. I am pleased that today’s film goers will have an opportunity to enjoy a new interpretation of this classic.”