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Firth to become an Untouchable?

Colin Firth could be heading back into Oscar territory with a potential role in drama Untouchable.

The Oscar-winning actor is apparently in "early talks" to star in the upcoming English-language remake of the French film, which Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is also in "early negotiations" for, reported Variety.

Firth is expected to portray a wealthy aristocrat who is left a quadriplegic after a tragic paragliding accident, and bonds with a young, troubled immigrant carer.

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, who produced The Intouchables, will also be producing this remake, which has yet to find a writer and is based on a real-life tale.

Production is scheduled to begin in the autumn.

Colin, who scooped the best actor Oscar for his rousing performance in The King's Speech, will next film Devil's Knot opposite Reese Witherspoon, followed by The Railway Man with Nicole Kidman.

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