George Clooney and Grant Heslov Hire Writers to Adapt Smothers Brothers Biography Dangerously Funny

George Clooney and Grant Heslov Hire Writers to Adapt Smothers Brothers Biography Dangerously Funny
George Clooney and his Smokehouse producing partner Grant Heslov have optioned Dangerously Funny, David Bianculli's account of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Additionally, they have hired Brian Hecker (Bart Got a Room) and Craig Sherman (New Suit) to write the adaptation. I always prefer a biopic that focuses on a specific period of time rather than try to arc out an entire lifetime. So I am encouraged that the book appears to focus on the three years the show was on the air (1967-69), which will be plenty for the movie. Created by Tom and Dick Smothers, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour featured skits, the brothers' folk songs, and popular music acts like George Harrison, Ray Charles, and in an infamous appearance, The Who. It quickly evolved into the go-to show for edgy, incisive comedy at the height of the Vietnam War era, especially for young audiences. The writing
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