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.
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.
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.