Variety reports that Newmarket Entertainment has signed a deal with Til Schweiger and Tom Zickler's Berlin-based Barefoot Films to buy the remake rights to the 2007 romantic comedy hit Keinohrhasen (Rabbit Without Ears).

Keinohrhasen was directed by and starred Schweiger. It grossed nearly $58 million in Germany. The sequel has already become one of the biggest hits of the year grossing $40 million so far.

Keinohrhasen follows a woman-chasing, tabloid journalist "who meets his match in a children's daycare manager."

There is no word yet on who the cast might be for this U.S. remake.

Evan Jacobs