New Nutty Professor Film in Development from Project X Entertainment

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New Nutty Professor Film in Development from Project X Entertainment

New Nutty Professor Film in Development from Project X Entertainment

Project X Entertainment has acquired the rights to the classic Jerry Lewis comedy The Nutty Professor with a new reboot in development from Project X’s James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, and Paul Neinstein, according to Deadline.

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No studio, writer, or cast are attached to the project yet. Vanderbilt, who is producing and co-wrote the upcoming Scream 5 movie, is currently on board as a producer.

The original 1963 Nutty Professor movie, directed and co-written by star Jerry Lewis, follows a nerdy professor who in order to improve is love life, drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love. The Nutty Professor was rebooted by Universal Pictures in 1996 starring Eddie Murphy, which was followed-up by the 2000 sequel, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.

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The Nutty Professor reboot will serve as Project X Entertainment’s second major IP relaunch following their Scream 5 project that will be distributed by Paramount Pictures, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Ready Or Not) and written by Guy Busick along with Vanderbilt. Scream 5 will feature the original franchise cast including Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette.