Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s original “2LDK” was the second half of a “Duel” project with fellow director Ryuhei Kitamura, when the two guys decided they wanted to duel (get it?) by making a quickie movie set in a limited locale with two actors. While Kitamura did his usual Samurai thing (dude loves the Samurai thing), Tsutsumi elected to pit two women, both wannabe actresses, against each other in an apartment setting. The winner gets the TV role of a lifetime.
That’s the simple premise of “2LDK” (the “Duel” films were constructed to be simple to cut down on the production time), and it sounds like the Hollywood remake, now called “The Wright Girls”, will follow a similar premise, with Gemma Arterton already signed up to play one of the two women. This time around, though, the two women are co-stars on a TV show who are both competing for the same movie role of a lifetime.
Andy Fickman (“You Again”) is in negotiations to direct, and should he sign on, will call the shots from a script by Bert Royal, who previously wrote the Emma Stone surprise hit “Easy A”.
The original starred Eiko Koike and Maho Nonami as the battling roommates, and was pretty damn vicious at times. Fickman is not exactly known for edgy material, so I wouldn’t expect this remake to come even close to matching the original’s edginess. You can read my 2003 review of the original if you’ve got a few minutes to kill.
Shit just got real in a clip from “2LDK”:
Via : Heat Vision