Rob Zombie is directing a film about Groucho Marx because that makes sense
In a move that’s probably out of our wildest fantasies, White Zombie frontman turned horror movie director Rob Zombie is directing a biopic on Groucho Marx. The film is to be based on Steve Stoliar’s memoir Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House.
The book details chronicles Stoliar meeting his hero, working as Grocho's personal secretary and archivist, and Marx’s final years. Oren Moverman (of Love & Mercy, The Messenger and Time Out of Mind) will be penning the project.
Zombie is quoted saying, "After reading the book Raised Eyebrows, a totally new perspective on Groucho's life emerged. I immediately saw this project as Groucho’s Sunset Boulevard and knew I had to bring it to the big screen. It is a sad, funny and very dark tale of a one of Hollywood’s greatest stars final years.”
Given how meticulous Zombie is about this craft, this could be his transition from genre to mainstream film. We’re sure Groucho would be amused by the prospect.