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Groucho Marx Biopic to be Directed by Rob Zombie

The story of the legendary comedian will be in the hands of the gore-master himself

By: B. Shane Morganstein

Published: June 19th, 2015 in Culture » Film » News

Groucho Marx Biopic to be Directed by Rob Zombie

Photo: Groucho Marx


Legendary comedian and Jewish hall-of-famer Groucho Marx is having a biopic made on his life. And directing the story of one of the finest comedians of the modern-era is, well, not exactly who you might expect.

The film, which will be adapted from the writer/actor Steve Stoliar's memoirs Raised Eyebrows, is to be directed by auteur of the horror/grindhouse genre, Rob Zombie.

Yes, you read that correctly - no Jewish Steven Spielberg to highlight the Jewish side of Marx, no Martin Scorsese to ensure the historical accuracy of the film, but instead a man who's greatest film achievement was The Devil's Rejects, a cult-classic involving outrageous violence and over-the-top gore.

But don't lose all hope just yet, as the director himself has a couple things to say to those who might question his choice as director.

"I have been a huge Groucho Marx fan ever since I was a child and have read countless books on the comic legend, but after reading the book Raised Eyebrows, a totally new perspective on Groucho's life emerged. 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 one of Hollywood's greatest stars final years."

So yeah, apparently Rob Zombie is a huge fan of Marx's work, and has been listening to his comedy since he was a young child.

So I guess there is reason to stay hopeful after all.

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