'The Last Kiss' To Get English Remake

Italian box office smash "The Last Kiss," a drama revolving around a group of thirtysomethings, is being remade for English-language audiences, reports Variety.

Lakeshore Entertainment has acquired U.S. remake rights to the film, and plans to start shooting it by next September.

The original "Kiss" centers on a group of emotionally volatile 30-year-olds struggling to adapt to adulthood, responsibility and commitment, and on their fiftysomething parents, reluctantly accepting middle age.

Joint winner of the audience award at Sundance in January, the drama became the most surprising sleeper of 2001 in Italy, notching up 3.1 million admissions and grossing $16.5 million.

The original was written and directed by Gabriele Muccino, which will not have an active role in the remake.

No writer or director are attached.

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