Michael Caine has voiced his approval for the female-led ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ remake ‘The Hustle.’

Originally titled ‘Nasty Women’, in reference to the “nasty woman” comment that Donald Trump aimed at Hilary Clinton in the past, the movie stars Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson and Alex Sharp (best known for originating the role of Christopher Boone in the Broadway Production of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time').

The film will be directed by Chris Addison with a screenplay by Jac Schaeffer.

Hathaway and Wilson play two experienced but down-and-out con artists who engage in a "loser leaves town" contest. Their wage centre is a tech billionaire in his early 20s played by Sharp.

The comedy that ‘The Hustle’ takes its inspiration from, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin as the con artists while Glenne Headly played the American heiress they were trying to swindle. The movie was released in 1988 and directed by Frank Oz.

When we asked Michael Caine what he thought about the remake, he said: “I think it’s great! I’ll be the first one to go and see it.”

He also said he thinks female-led remakes are a “great idea” and is looking forward to seeing Anne Hathaway, who he co-starred with in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Interstellar’, in the movie.

“I’m a big feminist, I am a feminist,” he added.

 

Michael Caine is currently starring in ‘King of Thieves’ which hits cinemas today.