Development Hell Freezes Over: Zach Galifianakis to Star in A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES
A Confederacy of Dunces has been trying to be a movie for 30 years; it’s been in the hands of many studios, directors and actors, some of them are no longer with us even. What’s the big deal? Well, if you have read the book (I have two copies, I win) then you know just how funny it is. It’s considered by many as the funniest thing ever written and they gave it a Pulitzer too, so there’s that.
John Belushi was once set to star in 1982 but died before meeting the producers. Then came John Candy and Chris Farley, and we all know why we didn’t see those movies. So now hearing that Zach Galifianakis is set to star, he’s got to be watching his diet.
Is comedy hard to adapt for the big screen? Ask people who saw Hitchhiker’s Guide. So here we are with another go at it, Zach Galifianakis and director James Bobin (The Muppets) seem like a good pair to take the chance too. Scott Rudin (Moneyball) is producing, and Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids) is writing the screenplay.
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