Moneyball writer penning George Carlin biopic
According to The Hollywood Reporter, George Carlin’s life is getting the Hollywood treatment via Gail Berman’s Jackal Group and Academy Award-nominated writer Stan Chervin (Moneyball).
Carlin, who passed away at the age of 71 in 2008, was a popular comedian whose career spanned over five decades and featured over 130 Tonight Show appearances, 14 HBO specials and 23 solo albums that earned him five Grammy Awards.
“We are honored to tell the story of one of the most important and influential comedians of all time, and to do so alongside those who knew him best. In addition to shaping comedy and culture for decades and entertaining generations of audiences, Carlin’s battle to protect free speech continues to impact our daily lives and is as relevant as ever,” Berman and co-producer Joe Earley said in a joint statement.
Added Hamza: “It wasn’t until after George died, I realized he was a hero. As a performer, George would never ‘sell out,’ and never compromise his beliefs — I learned so much from him. I think the public will be very happy to learn about George’s life. He was truly the top of the ladder in his field.”
Chervin and Berman will produce the biopic along with Bruce Kaufman via his new Wood Hollow Pictures banner.
No specific plot details were given.
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