Legendary stand-up comedian George Carlin was one of the most loved and respected comedians of his time.
Carlin used his comedy to not only make people laugh but “think”. Today it has been revealed that a biopic on Carlin’s life has been greenlighted to move forward. Deadline reports.
The Jackal Group has snapped up the rights to produce the official biopic about legendary stand-up comedian George Carlin. Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated screenwriter Stan Chervin is attached to write the project which will either be for theatrical, streaming or TV format. The Jackal Group’s Chairman and CEO Gail Berman and President Joe Earley will produce along with Jerry Hamza, who is Carlin’s former manager, EP of 11 of the stand-up’s comedy specials, best friend of 35 years and the executor to the comedian’s estate. Carlin’s former agent Bruce Kaufman will also produce the project under his new banner Wood Hollow Pictures.