Andy Kaufman is the topic of a forthcoming as but untitled function documentary, as The Hollywood Reporter notes. Morgan Neville, who directed the Anthony Bourdain documentary Roadrunner, is producing the challenge, with Alex Braverman as its director.
Josh and Benny Safdie’s Elara Photos is credited as an govt producer, in line with THR, in addition to Rick Rubin. The movie additionally consists of enter from Robert Zmuda, who labored intently with Kaufman throughout his lifetime.
Preferring to be known as an “entertainer” relatively than a comic or actor, Kaufman was identified for his uncommon antics, which revolved round wrestling bits and sometimes concerned music. Although Kaufman died of lung most cancers at age 35 in 1984, his work influenced performers nicely exterior of comedy for its physicality, pressure, and absurd humor.
Jim Carrey performed Kaufman within the 1999 comedy-drama Man on the Moon, and the 2017 documentary Jim & Andy: The Nice Past additional explored Carrey’s intense method-acting strategy to portraying the enigmatic Kaufman.