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Groucho Marx: Rob Zombie to Direct Biopic on Legendary Funnyman

By    |   Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 03:10 PM

The story of Grouch Marx’s last years of life will be made into a movie by horror director Rob Zombie, who will step out of that genre to tackle this new project.

The movie will be an adaption of the book “Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho Marx’s House” by Steve Stoliar, Deadline announced Wednesday. Oren Moverman, who co-wrote “Love and Mercy,” will write the screenplay.

Zombie, along with Miranda Bailey of Cold Iron Pictures, bought the rights to the book, which was somewhat controversial when it came out. The Guardian reported that many believed Stoliar, a big Marx fan, “ingratiated” himself into the household during the star’s final years of life.

"I have been a huge Groucho Marx fan ever since I was a child and have read countless book on the comic legend, but after reading the book Raised Eyebrows, a totally new perspective on Groucho’s life emerged," Zombie told Deadline. "I immediately saw this project as Groucho’s Sunset Boulevard and knew I had to bring it to the big screen. It is a sad, funny and very dark tale of a one of Hollywood’s greatest stars final years."


The appeal of the legendary funnyman never seems to wane.


The Guardian said Marx was part of a comedy troupe that “redefined vaudeville theatre and then film comedy in the first half of the 20th century.” IMDb described him as “the bushy-browed, cigar-smoking wise-cracker with the painted-on moustache and stooped walk [who] was the leader of The Marx Brothers.”

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