Lots of people have been asking me what’s happening with the film version of ‘Raised Eyebrows” – especially since Rob Zombie left the project last year. In fact, there has been solid progress since then and I’ve been told that I can at least say a (precious) few words about it – for now:The screenplay was initially written by yours truly. After that, it went through some rewrites from Oren Moverman (Oscar-nominated screenwriter whose credits include “I’m Not There,” “The Messenger,” “Rampart,” and “Love & Mercy,” just to name a few). Oren definitely “gets it,” I’m happy to report, and it was definitely not a case of that cliche wherein a terrific script is given to some hack who turns it into something entirely different, destroying it in the process. We’re very much on the same page – literally and figuratively.
After several years of getting an annual – and most-welcome – option payment, Cold Iron Pictures recently hauled off and purchased the rights from me – which is a solid indication that they intend making this movie sooner than later.As I say, I can’t divulge any more info than that, so please don’t hammer away at me with questions that I’m not at liberty to answer. Likewise, any and all casting suggestions will be deleted, because we’re on top of that, but thanks for your interest just the same.Bottom line: It’s definitely moving forward and not stuck in Development Hell – or even Development Purgatory.
I’ll let you know about other elements when they are made available for discussion.But for now, I’m very happy that, at long last (emphasis on the “long”), the movie seems to be a happenin’ thang.
Here’s the just-released and much-anticipated (by me anyway) sequel to my 2015 episode of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast. Since it’s a mini-episode, it’s only about 40 minutes long. It’s not quite as, um, “freewheeling” as the first one, but I think there is still much merriment to be found herein. More talk about Groucho, the Marx Brothers, the upcoming film version of RAISED EYEBROWS, the new Blu-Ray set of Paramount Marx Brothers films, and general silliness. Gilbert had broken his ankle two days earlier and had just finished recording a lengthy podcast and wasn’t feeling as energetic as the first time ‘round, so his trusty sidekick, Frank Santopadre, did the lion’s share of the questioning (and did a splendiferous job thereof). Enjoy!
Steve Stoliar’s February 11, 2017 appearance on the “Erskine Overnight” podcast in which he discusses both the book and upcoming film versions of RAISED EYEBROWS, plus reminiscences about Groucho and the various luminaries he encountered during his years inside the Marx house.
At long last, the brand-new CD version of the RAISED EYEBROWS: MY YEARS INSIDE GROUCHO’S HOUSE Audiobook (read and performed in its entirety by the author) exists in three dimensions rather than merely theoretically. It’s over eleven and a half hours of the complete book and it’s available on Amazon and Audible. Enjoy!
For those of you who have wished the RAISED EYEBROWS audiobook were available on CD rather than only as a digital download, there’s good news! At long last, Blackstone Audio is issuing RAISED EYEBROWS: MY YEARS INSIDE GROUCHO’S HOUSE in the CD format and it’s available for preorder on Amazon. To recap: It’s over eleven hours of the author, Steve Stoliar, reading the entire book and also doing all the voices contained therein. If you heard Steve on Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, then you’ve heard some of his voices before. (And if you’re hearing voices as a rule, you should probably consult a psychiatrist.) Because various Spring catalogues and newsletters have already been set, it’s targeted for a Summer release, so the official availability date is June 14. Nevertheless, here’s the Amazon link. Thanks for listening – in more ways than one.
Here is my appearance on Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast! It’s an hour and twenty-five minutes of rollicking good fun!
I’m on the show ostensibly to talk about RAISED EYEBROWS – the book and the upcoming film – and I do get to tell more than a few stories about my Groucho days, but I also do impressions (including duelling Old Grouchos with Gilbert). We also get into areas that some will doubtless find “of questionable taste.” Too bad. I had a blast.
It’s free and doesn’t require subscriptions or downloading of any software: Just click and play.