The studio is currently considering Guy Ritchie and Shawn Levy to direct the remake. It is said that Guy Ritchie wants Brad Pitt to star, while Shawn Levy is eyeing the project for Ben Stiller to take the wheel. Guy Ritchie is said to have the inside track on Shawn Levy, since both Guy Ritchie and Brad Pitt are repped by Creative Artists Agency, GM's corporate agency.
If the Warner Bros./GM deal goes through, The Cannonball Run remake could showcase the car company's new line, in much bigger ways than a normal product placement deal would allow for.
The Cannonball Run starred Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, and focused on a cross-country road race with outlaw drivers doing anything it takes to win.
The Cannonball Run was released June 19th, 1981 and stars Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Adrienne Barbeau. The film is directed by Hal Needham.
The Cannonball Run is in development .