“Moneyball” scribe Stan Chervin has been set as both writer and producer of a new feature-length biopic about the late legendary comic George Carlin.
Carlin, who died in 2008 at age 71, appeared on “The Tonight Show” over 130 times, recorded 23 comedy albums, filmed 14 HBO comedy specials, and penned three New York Times best-sellers.
His routines were filled with black comedy and reflections on politics, and tackled misuse of the English language, psychology, religion, and several taboo subjects. One of his comedy routines, ‘seven dirty words,’ ended up becoming crucial in a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Gail Berman and Joe Earley’s The Jackal Group have secured Carlin’s life rights while Bruce Kaufman and Carlin’s estate executor Jerry Hamza will also produce the untitled project which hasn’t yet set a distribution home.