Joel Schumacher Recounts THE BARRY WHITE STORY

     September 14, 2010

barry_white_slice

Joel Schumacher has had a rough go of it lately.  His most recent film, Twelve, seems unlikely to crack either $1 million at the box office (currently $183,000 domestic after a couple hundred theaters abandoned it this week), or double digits at Rotten Tomatoes (a single positive review for 4%; yikes).  Of course, nothing soothes the soul like the sultry sounds of Mr. Barry White.

According to Pajiba, Schumacher has The Barry White Story lined up as his next project — but it’s not a biopic.  Instead, it’s about (get this) “the ghost of Barry White teaching some loser kid how to channel him to get a girl.”  That actually sounds like one of those ideas that’s so crazy that it plays on screen.  I don’t know that Schumacher is the man for the job, but I can’t imagine Story will be completely devoid of entertainment value.  In some form.  Let’s see if it ever gets past the idea stage.

Around The Web

Latest News

More THE MARTIAN Images Feature Matt Damon Surviving Ridley Scott’s Red Planet

The upcoming film also stars Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, and Jeff Daniels.

DHEEPAN Review | Cannes 2015

Jacques Audiard's latest film won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Bad Weekend: The Last 10 Memorial Day Movies, Ranked

It turns out most Memorial Day movies aren’t very good.

AMY Review | Cannes 2015

Asif Kapadia's ('Senna') documentary is a biography of sorts, but also an incredible tribute to her as an artist.

Cannes 2015 Winners: Rooney Mara Best Actress, DHEEPAN the Palme d’Or, More

This year's Cannes jury includes Guillermo del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Sienna Miller, and is headed up by Joel and Ethan Coen. What were their favorites of the fest?

CHRONIC Review | Cannes 2015

Michel Franco’s 'Chronic' stars Tim Roth as a homecare nurse who gets too involved with his patients.

Box Office: TOMORROWLAND Stays Ahead of PITCH PERFECT 2 with $32.1 Million

Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ held in first place for the three-day weekend with an estimated $32.1 million. ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ came in second with $30.3 million. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was down 47% in third while the ‘Poltergeist’ reboot opened as expected, in fourth place.

New THE MARTIAN Pictures Further Reveal Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi Thriller

Matt Damon leads the "'Cast Away' on Mars"-esque film, which also stars Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Kate Mara.

Watch: POLTERGEIST’s Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt Play “Save or Kill”

Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt are forced to choose.

ASSASSIN’S CREED and Next BOURNE Movie May Add EX MACHINA’s Alicia Vikander

It looks like she won't star in 'The Circle' opposite Tom Hanks after all.

Page 1 of 3,96312345...102030...Last »