Dwayne Johnson and David Letterman are producing a characteristic documentary about late comic Andy Kaufman.
The documentary – produced by Letterman’s Worldwide Pants Integrated and Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions – is to be directed by Finders Keepers filmmaker Clay Tweel.
“I’ve all the time liked Andy as a result of he was in a position to elicit such emotional reactions to his performances through the use of each the poignant and the absurd to maintain his viewers off stability,” the director defined of the actor and comic in an announcement. “I hope we will honor his legacy in that method with our movie.”
The characteristic has been formally authorised by the late comic’s property and the group may have entry to Kaufman’s household, archives and non-public recordings from the Kaufman property, and archival materials from the property of the stand-up’s longtime supervisor, George Shapiro.
Kaufman’s nephew and govt producer Tyler Kaufman added, “His work is as vibrant at the moment as ever, and we’re thrilled to be part of this filmmaking group in bringing viewers a really intimate and complete look into his life and profession.”
Kaufman was finest identified for his distinctive stand-up reveals and unusual and usually polarising efficiency artwork stunts. He additionally appeared usually on Saturday Evening Reside and Late Evening with David Letterman and performed Latka Gravas within the TV present Taxi.
He died of lung most cancers in Might 1984 on the age of 35. He was portrayed by Jim Carrey in 1999’s Man on the Moon.
A launch date for the documentary is but to be introduced.