Speaking with MTV News, Steve Carell said that their remake has been given approval by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.
Excited by the news Carell told MTV News that: “We’re really lucky because it’s been given their seal of approval. They are completely on board. “[They’ve] been in contact with Pete Segal, the director, and they’ve been going back and forth, doing pitches, and jokes, and sending things all the way along.”
The filmmakers even set a small cameo up for Brooks, but he’s not able to commit, Carell said: “We asked him, but he’s too busy — he’s actually casting ‘Young Frankenstein’ which he’s doing on Broadway right now — but we had a cameo all set for him. He just couldn’t scheduling-wise make it up,” Carell declared. “[But] we’re up shooting in Montreal right now, so he may be coming to visit us.”
Some of the cast confirmed for the remake include James Caan, Anne Hathaway and The Rock.
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Source: MTV Movies Blog