Actor/ Producer Julian McMahon (“Nip/Tuck” and “Fantastic Four”) and Charlie Loventhal (“Mr Write” and “Meet Market”), in partnership with Grey Eagle Films/Grey Eagle Development,
will be developing and producing “Funny Boys,” based on the novel by Warren Adler. Paradigm will package the project.
Adler is best known for the blockbuster
novel “The War of the Roses,“ which spawned an iconic film directed by Danny DeVito. Set in the 1930s in Brownsville Brooklyn and the famed New York State,
Catskills, “Funny Boys,” follows the story of Mickey Fine whose ambition is to be a comedian and follow in the footsteps of the great names of the era;
Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Joan Rivers, and scores of others who got their start in the many Borscht Belt hotels.
Robert Adler, CEO, along with Grey Eagle COO, Stephen Greenwald, former President of DeLaurentis Entertainment Group and Embassy Pictures, have already
launched a number of development/producing deals.
“Funny Boys” is just one of a number of Warren Adler novels in various stages of development by Grey Eagle
Films. Other Grey Eagle projects include “The War of the Roses: The Children” adapted by screenwriter and Novelist Alex McAulay and codeveloped by Permut
Presentations; “Target Churchill,”co-developed by Solution Entertainment Group; “Mourning Glory,” to be adapted by award-winning writer and director Karen
Leigh Hopkins; “Cult,” also to be adapted by Alex McAulay; “Capitol Crimes,” a TV series based on Warren Adler’s Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series, co-developed
by Sennet Entertainment, with Eric Overmyer as showrunner; and soon to be announced thrillers “Torture Man,” “Residue” and “The Womanizer”