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Paul Walter Hauser Will Star in the Chris Farley Biopic

Paul Walter Hauser Will Star in the Chris Farley Biopic

A biopic about Chris Farley is on the way, with Paul Walter Hauser set to portray the late comedy legend.

The film will adapt The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts, which was written by Farley’s brother Tim.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Disaster Artist500 Days of Summer) will adapt the film’s screenplay, with Josh Gad set to direct.

Farley grew to fame in the ‘90s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. He appeared on the show for five seasons and starred in major comedies like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. Sadly, Farley died of a drug overdose at the age of 33 in 1997.

Hauser is known for his roles in I, Tonya and Richard Jewell, and recently won a Primetime Emmy for his role as serial killer Larry Hall in Black Bird. During the filming of Black Bird, Hauser experienced a transformation that restored his life and his family, which he recently spoke about on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Hauser and his wife, Amy, also opened up about their story in a four-part I Am Second video series. After Hauser and his wife Amy filed for divorce while pregnant with their first child, Hauser began abusing alcohol while struggling with suicidal ideation before finding his faith in Christ. The Hausers said they wanted to share their story as a reminder that “no matter how far you run, Jesus is always coming after you, and you are never too far gone.”

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