Is The Valet a Remake or a Sequel?

‘The Valet’ is aRomantic comedy film that follows Olivia Allan (Samara Weaving), aMovie star who faces aPR nightmare when the paparazzi snap photos she with her married billionaire partner Vincent Royce (Max Greenfield). WorriedThe public’s response to the matter and Vincent’s wife, OliviaYou agree to go along aPlan concocted By Vincent’s lawyer. SheThey will pretend to be in a relationship with you Antonio (Eugenio Derbez), the valet, the third person in the published photograph. Meanwhile, AntonioBecause he wants to help his estranged partner with the debts she has accumulated, he accepts the proposition.

TheThe premise of aCelebrities aIt is not unusual for people to grow close to each other. If that has made you wonder whether ‘The Valet’ is aRemake orWe’ve got you covered.

Is The Valet a Remake?

‘The Valet’ isn’t asequel, but it’s aRemake of the 2006 French movie ‘The Valet’ or ‘La Doublure.’ WrittenDirected by Francis Veber (‘The Tall Blond ManWith One Black Shoe’ or ‘Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire’), the FrenchFilm stars Daniel AuteuilAs Pierre LevasseurAn affluent person ParisianExecutive who has an affair with a model Elena Simonsen (Alice Taglioni). AfterThe paparazzi take aPhoto of them together Pierre’s wife Christine Levasseur (Kristin Scott Thomas), justifiably accuses him of infidelity. However, PierreHe tries to assure him that ElenaIt is with the man in photo, who turns to be a parking valet named François Pignon. ElenaUnder the condition that PierreShe will receive 20 million euros, which she plans to return to PierreOnce he leaves his marriage. François agrees in exchange for 32,450 euros, the amount that Émilie — aWoman François likes — needs to pay off her debt.

AlthoughBoth the AmericanRemake and the FrenchComedy films are original, and they really shine in the emotional scenes. TheThe 2013 film received mostly positive reviews. AtIt made $29 million against at the worldwide box office aBudget of $28.3 millions The 2022 film isn’t the first time ‘The Valet’ has been remade. In2009, The Hindi remake of the film, titled ‘Do Knot Disturb,’ came out, which, in turn, inspired the production of the 2014 Punjabi film ‘Disco Singh’ and the 2016 Bengali film ‘Haripada Bandwala.’

Is The Valet a Remake or a Sequel?
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TheTalks of an English remake can be traced back to 2006 when DreamWorks acquired the rights to ‘The Valet.’ PeterAnd Bobby Farrellywere reportedly set up to direct. However, that project didn’t materialize. In 2014, Derbez, aPopular MexicanStar signed the rights to the film and was awarded the rights aFirst-look deal Pantelion Films (aPartnership between TelevisaUnivision Lionsgate) on behalf of his then newly-formed production company, 3Pas Studios.

“PantelionAnd TelevisaCan reach my core fanbase better than anyone, and with the distribution expertise of and brand recognition Lionsgate, I know we can buildOn the crossover audience that we began to reach with ‘Instructions’ [‘Instructions Not Included’],” the ‘Geostorm’ actor said in 2014.

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