It looks like Hollywood is biopic crazy right now. According to multiple reports, Gail Berman’s Jackal Group is currently developing a biographical project about the legendary George Carlin.
Stan Chervin, the writer behind Moneyball, is currently writing the script. Obviously, we’re still in the very early stages at the moment, so there are not a lot of details to work with.
But we know Chervin will have plenty of material to grab inspiration from. Carlin’s stand-up comedy career was over five decades long. He had 14 HBO specials, 23 albums, five Grammy awards for those albums, and over 120 Tonight Show appearances. If anyone deserves a movie made about their life, it’s Carlin.
The team working on this project sent out the following statement…
“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.”
Let’s hope they don’t f**k it up.