Rob Zombie to helm Groucho Marx biopic Raised Eyebrows
Deadline is reporting Rob Zombie and Cold Iron Pictures’ Miranda Bailey have acquired the rights to the Steve Stoliar memoir Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House, and THE LORDS OF SALEM director and heavy metaler is attached to helm the planned film. LOVE & MERCY and THE QUIET ONES screenwriter Oren Moverman has been tapped to write the script.
Steve Stoliar's book "tells the bizarre story of the last years in the life of Groucho Marx, told by a young Marx Brothers fan who spent those years as his personal secretary and archivist. The downside of this dream-come-true was getting close to his idol as the curtain was coming down, and dealing with Erin Fleming – the mercurial woman in charge of Groucho’s personal and professional life." Rob Zombie and a Groucho Marx biopic may sound like an odd pairing, however the director is actually a big fan of the legendary comedian.
I have been a huge Groucho Marx fan ever since I was a child and have read countless book on the comic legend, but after reading the book Raised Eyebrows, a totally new perspective on Groucho’s life emerged. I immediately saw this project as Groucho’s Sunset Boulevard and knew I had to bring it to the big screen. It is a sad, funny and very dark tale of a one of Hollywood’s greatest stars final years.
Zombie's 31 is in post-production, and the crowd-sourced horror flick will likely be released sometime in 2016.
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