Pee-Wee Herman To Get Big Screen Judd Apatow Treatment
First Published: July 1, 2010 10:01 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Pee-wee Herman is about to get a little bit more crass.
According to Variety, Paul Reubens’ beloved character, Pee-wee Herman, is slated for a return to the big screen with Judd Apatow set to produce.
The new Pee-wee pic will reportedly take him on the road in “a gigantic adventure.”
“Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman,” Judd told Variety. “I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens – who is an extraordinary and ground-breaking actor and writer. It’s so great to watch him return with such relevance.”
The project was reportedly set in motion after the director/producer saw the recent “Pee-wee Herman Show” revival at the Nokia Theater in LA, which ran from January to February 2010.
“There is no one like Judd in our business — he loves comedy with emotion and heart, and he sees what we do as art,” Paul told the mag. “I can’t believe I’m getting this opportunity to be working with him.”
Paul and Paul Rust, whose credits include “Inglourious Basterds” and “I Love You, Beth Cooper,” will reportedly pen the screenplay.
The character was first seen on the big screen in 1985’s “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.”
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