Trevor Noah Developing And May Star In ‘President’s Analyst’ Remake | Film News


Grammy Award host and The Daily Show presenter Trevor Noah could be starring in an upcoming remake of the 1967 satire President Analyst. Indeed, he is developing and producing the movie along with Paramount, with President Obama’s Deputy Chief Messenger, Pat Cunnane writing the script.


The original film was written by Ted Flicker and starred James Coburn as the psychologist Dr Sidney Schaefer, who had the role of providing psychoanalysis to the president of the United States. The psychologist then becomes stressed, overtired and paranoid, and runs away from the job, harbouring all the secrets of the president.


A pursuit then ensues with the US secret services as well as other foreign agencies scrambling to find the doctor to capture all the information he has garnered from the president. At the time of release, the film was not a commercial success, but it eventually grew a cult following


For now, plot details are being kept under wraps. The aim of this project is to make the movie up to date with the current political and cultural climate, with Paramount commenting that the film’s story will be told “with through the lens of the contemporary political landscape“, although they are remaining tight lipped about the plot details.


Trevoh Noah and Haroon Saleem are producing the film on behalf of Day Zero Productions with Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt, and Sanaz Yamin producing for Mainstay Entertainment.



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