Well here is some good news for the soaps. Actor-writer, Ben Schwartz has been hired to write the remake of the 1991 motion picture comedy, Soapdish which gave a behind the scene glimpse at a daytime soap. Yes, Sally Field, Robert Downey Jr. and Whoopi Goldberg were part of the all-star cast. The news out today from The Hollywood Reporter details that Schwartz gets did get the nod to bring the new version to life.
A bit about Schwartz from his writing resume. He has worked on Robot Chicken, and won an Emmy in 2009 for co-writing Hugh Jackman’s opening number for the 81st Academy Awards. He has also performed improv and sketches at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 2003, getting making his own break via his website RejectedJokes.com, which showcased his writing and short films.
Alan Greisman, one of the producers on the original Soapdish is back producing along with new producing partner, Rob Reiner. So how do you think this remake should look? Who should star in it? Let us know your thoughts, soapers!