John Leguizamo joins Only Fools and Horses remake

Only Fools and HorsesJohn Leguizamo has been cast in ABC’s remake of BBC comedy Only Fools and Horses.

Deadline report that Leguizamo will play Del Boy in the pilot for the proposed ABC remake. The part was played in the British version by David Jason who has already been critical of the planned remake. Jason criticised the project feeling it would not make the journey across the pond easily.

Leguizamo is known for a wide variety of television and film roles. He appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Romeo & Juliet in which he played Tybalt. The actor’s other film roles include Moulin Rouge! and Lincoln Lawyer. Leguizamo’s television credits include ER, The Kill Point, House of Buggin and The Brothers Garcia.