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Josh Gad and Paul Walter Hauser’s Chris Farley biopic comes to New Line Cinema

New Line Cinema acquired the Chris Farley biopic of the director Josh Gad AND Paolo Walter Hauserwho will play the fun, fan-favorite comedian.

The film is based on the biography The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Actsand will be produced by Lorne Michaels (Saturday night live).

The biography was written by Farley’s brother Tom Farley Jr. AND Tanner Colby, and the project has the blessing of Farley’s family. The screenplay will be written by Scott Neustadter AND Michael H. Weber (The disaster artist, Daisy Jones and the six).

The book’s description reads: “No one has commanded a stage like Chris Farley has. For him, comedy was not a routine; it was a lifestyle. He couldn’t walk into a room without being noticed or interrupt a conversation without making someone laugh.

“Fans knew Chris as the sweaty, swaggering, motivational speaker on Saturday Night Live; as the irresistible stripper of the Chippendales; and as Tommy Callahan, the underdog hero of Tommy Boy. His family knew him as sensitive and passionate, deeply religious and dedicated to bringing laughter into the lives of others.

“But Chris knew no moderation, either in his boundless generosity to friends or in his reckless abandon of drug and alcohol abuse. For ten years Chris cycled in and out of rehab centers, constantly battling his insecurities and fears.

“Despite three hard-fought years of sobriety, addiction ultimately took his life at the tragically young age of thirty-three. Fame on SNL and three consecutive box office hits gave way to a series of embarrassing public appearances, followed by a fatal overdose in December 1997.

“Here is Chris Farley as remembered by his family, friends and colleagues: the true story of a man who lived to make us laugh and died as a result.

“The Chris Farley Show is an evocative and heartbreaking portrait of a family trapped by addiction, a father forced to bury a son, and a gifted, kind-hearted man ultimately torn apart by the demons within him.”

I’m excited about this project and can’t wait to see how the film turns out!

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by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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