"Good Time" Filmmakers Josh, Ben Safdie Remaking "48 Hours" with Jerrod Carmichael

Lawrence Kim
December 15, 2017

The Safdie siblings are now enjoying the critical acclaim for their crime thriller Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson as a delusional robber trying to break his brother, played by Benny Safdie, out from a guarded hospital room.

The screenplay will be written by Jerrod Carmichael, Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein.

The Walter Hill directed 48 Hours was at the forefront of the R-rated buddy movie in the early 80s. The film was a huge hit at the time, grossing $79m at the domestic box-office.

Renegade cop Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) pulls bank robber Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) from a federal prison on a 48-hour leave to help him capture Hammond's old partner, Albert Ganz (James Remar).

Chernin Entertainment, the production outfit behind the Planet of the Apes franchise reboot is producing with Safdie collaborators Oscar Boyson and Sebastian Bear-McClard. Hiring Carmichael - a popular stand-up comedian and rising star who created, wrote, and starred in a semi-autobiographical sitcom on NBC called The Carmichael Show - is a smart decision because he's known for pushing the envelope when it comes to discussions of being black in America. Their movie Good Time premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and has been nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards. It looks like the Safdie Bros. are now going to go ahead and remake 48 Hours for Paramount Players.

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