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Pee Wee movie in the works again

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 24th 2007 5:29PM

ReubensPaul Reubens is thinking about bringing back his Pee-Wee Herman character for a big-screen movie.

At a tribute to him in San Francisco recently, Reubens said (in regular voice - he never appears as the Pee Wee character anymore) that he gave the script, which he's been working on for years, to actor Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne would play the parts that Reubens originally wrote for the late Phil Hartman. Fishburne, who was a regular on the CBS' show Pee Wee's Playhouse. hasn't said yes yet, but Reubens told him "Well, Wesley Snipes has expressed interest." Ha!

Other news from the tribute: Reubens was bitter and angry at not getting a gig on Saturday Night Live, and he has cameos coming up on both 30 Rock and Dirt.

[via TV Tattle]

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VSJ

If playing "Pee Wee" is the only thing that keeps you relevant, then best of luck...

January 24 2007 at 10:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mark

Damn! Reubens is looking old! Pretty soon he can take on "creepy old grandfather" roles.

January 24 2007 at 7:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bart Smith

I just hope that Tim Burton is directing.

January 24 2007 at 7:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ytoabn

Oh yes, and that is a horrible picture.

January 24 2007 at 7:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ytoabn

We'll see if a new generation of a fans will grow.

January 24 2007 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chuck

I thought he had vowed to never play Pee Wee again? This could be great or horrible (remember Big-Top Pee Wee? Uggh!)

January 24 2007 at 6:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TomB

I loved Pee-Wee's Playhouse on CBS. I still catch it occasionally on Adult Swim. It stands the test of time.

I'd love to see a movie. He is looking a little old for it though.

January 24 2007 at 5:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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