Rob Zombie will be moving away from horror to direct a movie about his favourite movie star, Groucho Marx. The film, based on Steve Stoliar’s memoir Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House, tells the bizarre story of “most iconic comedians of our time” (producer Miranda Bailey) and Stoliar’s own experiences with Groucho in his last years.
Zombie told Deadline: “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,” says Zombie. “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.”
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