Alex Sharp, who won a Tony for creating the role of Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has been cast as tech billionaire Thomas in the forthcoming film Nasty Women, according to Deadline.
The film, directed by Chris Addison, is a previously reported gender-switched take on the 1988 MGM film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, about two “scoundrels” who bet they can swindle an heiress out of her money.
In the reboot, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson will play the con artists with Sharp as the unsuspecting subject of their wager.
Production for the new film, which will feature a screenplay by Jac Schaeffer, will begin in London next month. A release date has not been announced.
A First Look at The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway
A musical version of the original film opened on Broadway in 2005 with a score by David Yazbek and a book by Jeffrey Lane. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was directed by Jack O'Brien with choreography by Jerry Mitchell. The musical was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Norbert Leo Butz won for his performance as Freddy Benson.
Sharp will next be seen opposite Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman in the film How to Talk to Girls at Parties.