Rob Zombie is Making a Movie About Groucho Marks
I’ve good news and I’ve got completely fucking bizarre news.
The good news is, Rob Zombie has nothing to do with the new Halloween movie; in fact, it seems that they’re ignoring his reboots altogether and returning to the continuity of the original John Carpenter flick, which is fine by me.
The completely fucking bizarre news is that, according to Deadline, he plans to direct an adaptation of Steve Stoliar’s memoir Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House. Which would be weird enough, but just to put the cherry on the freakish sundae, the screenplay will be written by Oren Moverman, and Oscar nominee for his 2009 film, The Messenger.
You read that correctly: Rob Zombie… is going to make a movie about Groucho Marx… written by an Academy Award nominee.
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Of course, there’s still the possibility that this never gets made: Zombie’s other plans for directing non-horror movies have, to date, not come to fruition. But I hope this one does actually get produced. Not because I think Zombie would do a good job with it or anything… just because I wanna see how all the old white people who will line up for a Groucho Marx biopic will react to the words “Directed by Rob Zombie.”