August 25, 2020

'Nutty Professor' Reboot in the Works With 'Scream 5' Producers


Jerry Lewis' comedy "The Nutty Professor" is getting a reboot from the production company behind "Scream 5."

Project X principals James Vanderbilt, William Sherak and Paul Neinstein have bought the rights to the 1963 movie, which was remade in 1996 starring Eddie Murphy. No director or actors are attached to the remake yet.

Lewis portrayed a nerdy college professor who concocted a potion that transformed him into a suave hipster named Buddy Love, who pursues one of his students, played by Stella Stevens. Lewis directed from a script he co-wrote with Bill Richmond, as a parody of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

Film historians regard "The Nutty Professor" as the most memorable film of Lewis' long career. In 2004, "The Nutty Professor" was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
 

The Eddie Murphy version, which also starred Jada Pinkett Smith, was a box office hit, grossing $274 million worldwide. Murphy portrayed seven different characters. Universal also released a sequel, "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," in 2000.

Project X Entertainment's Vanderbilt, Neinstein and Sherak are producing the upcoming "Scream 5," which has Courteney Cox and David Arquette set to reprise their roles in the franchise. Filming is expected to begin later this year in Wilmington, N.C.

Vanderbilt and Project X are repped by WME. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

September 10, 2020

Neve Campbell is Back as Sidney Prescott in Spyglass and Paramount's 'Scream' Relaunch!

It's not a Scream movie without Neve Campbell and we're excited to exclusively report today that the actress has signed on to reprise her iconic role as Sidney Prescott in Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures' upcoming relaunch of the Scream film franchise!

September 10, 2020

Marley Shelton Returning in New 'Scream' Movie As Her 'Scream 4' Character Plus More Casting News

The big Scream news today was that Neve Campbell has joined the cast of Spyglass and Paramount's franchise relaunch, but more casting news has arrived to finish off the day.

Deadline reports that Marley Shelton is headed back to Woodsboro, reprising the role of Deputy Judy Hicks that she first played in Wes Craven's Scream 4!

September 10, 2020

Mason Gooding And Dylan Minnette Join Ensemble Of New 'Scream' Movie

Dylan Minnette and Mason Gooding are set to co-star in Paramount and Spyglass' new Scream pic.

September 1, 2020

'Scream': Jack Quaid Cast in 'Scream' Reboot

Jack Quaid has been cast in Paramount and Spyglass Media's "Scream" reboot.