Tyler Perry has teamed with CJ E&M, Korea’s largest entertainment company, to produce an English-language remake of the Korean hit film “Miss Granny.”
The production, targeted at the African-American community, will be a co-venture between CJ, and Tyler Perry Studio’s 34th Street Films.
“Miss Granny” is a body-swap romantic comedy featuring a 70-year-old woman who transforms into a young woman in her 20s. It was released in January 2014 in Korea and earned $53.7 million from 8.65 million admissions, before going on to be remade in Chinese and Vietnamese.
“We could not find a partner more suitable for the English-language remake of ‘Granny,’ than Tyler Perry Studio,” CJ said in a statement. “We expect to see a great English remake, as the company is very strong at making comedies with family bonds at their core.”
Check out the Miss Granny Korean trailer with English subtitles: