Date: 28th January 2001
Hollywood star GEORGE CLOONEY is planning an American remake of hit British film THE FULL MONTY.
The OUT OF SIGHT star is teaming up with TRAFFIC director STEVEN SODERBERGH for a $9million (£6m) film called WELCOME, with a storyline focusing on a group of unemployed men from Cleveland, Ohio, who make a mess of robbing a pawn shop.
A Hollywood insider says, "Nobody strips but there are similarities about guys suddenly finding themselves on the scrapheap and clawing their way back." (TM/WNSSU/PDD)