Home News TV Listings Movies Music Video Photos Radio Book Club Life & Style

News

Matthew Perry's The Odd Couple remake gets pilot

1 of 1 Matthew Perry: 'it has been a dream for me to play Oscar Madison'
Matthew Perry: 'it has been a dream for me to play Oscar Madison'

Matthew Perry's remake of The Odd Couple has been given the go-ahead by US network CBS and he's playing Oscar!

The former Friends' actor also co-wrote and executive produces the comedy, based on the Broadway play by Neil Simon.

Simon's smash-hit comedy, which spawned a successful Hollywood movie and a 1970s' sitcom, is about two room-mates - slovenly sports journalist Oscar Madison and pernickity photographer Felix Unger - who are forced to share an apartment in New York after their marriages break up.

"Ever since seeing the movie The Odd Couple when I was ten years-old, it has been a dream for me to play Oscar Madison," said Perry.

"To be given the opportunity to develop a modern version of it for CBS has put a permanent smile across my face.

"Plus, I think it's time for me to be in front of a live audience again. I miss that. The search for Felix Unger is on!"

Ross Geller, anyone?

add your own comment
User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use