Last Holiday: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has entered into early negotiations with Wayne Wang to direct its remake of Last Holiday, which is set to star Queen Latifah. Wang, whose credits include Maid in Manhattan, The Joy Luck Club and Anyway but Here, attracted the studio's interest because of his success at guiding actresses and his ability to bridge comedy and drama.

The remake gives the plot of the 1950 British original a distaff spin. The first film starred Alec Guinness as an average man who, learning that he doesn't have long to live, cashes in everything he has to spend his dying days in a swanky resort where he is mistaken for a super-rich eccentric.

The remake will feature Latifah in the lead role.

Shooting is scheduled for a fall start.

Brian B.