Dan Fogler to Play Sam Kinison


HBO launched comic Sam Kinison’s star, and now the pay channel will memorialize his life and death with “Brother Sam,” a film Tom Shadyac will direct.

Variety says that Dan Fogler will play the manic comic.

Basis for the telepic is “Brother Sam: The Short, Spectacular Life of Sam Kinison,” a memoir written by his brother and manager, Bill Kinison, and Steve Delsohn. A new script has been written by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the writer/directors of American Splendor.

David Permut is producing in a co-production of Permut Presentations and Shadyac’s Shady Acres. Steve Longi is co-producer and Bill Kinison is executive producer.