George Clooney and Grant Heslov are set to make a film about 60’s comedians Tom and Dicky Smothers at Sony Pictures and Smokehouse says Deadline.
Based on the David Bianculli book “Dangerously Funny”, the story follows the two brothers who famously squabbled both off screen and on air during their late 60’s CBS series.
Initially quite clean, the pair became counterculture troublemakers which introduce liberal politics into the mainstream and made them an enemy of Richard Nixon.
It’s unknown if Clooney will star or direct. Brian Hecker and Craig Sherman (“Atari”) are adapting the script which Clooney and Heslov (“The Ides of March”) will produce.