HOLLYWOOD – Steve Martin has revealed that he is to play Laurel and Hardy in a new version of Way Out West to be directed by Robert Zemeckis.

‘We’ll use some CGI,’ said The Man with Two Brains, ‘But this will be largely live action, with me playing both roles.’

The beloved comedy duo were a sublime comedy double team so how will Cheaper by the Dozen Martin face the challenge of playing not one part but both?

Steve Martin told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

When I was acting in The Jerk I sat down and I wrote a list of comedy heroes, but I wanted to overcome and defeat. To eat up whole if you like. Phil Silvers as Sgt. Bilko, Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride, Peter Sellers as Inspector Clousseau. I think – without wanting to appear hubristic – that I’ve managed to achieve my ambition. When anyone thinks of those characters, they don’t think of Sellers, or Silvers, or Tracy, they immediately think of Steve Martin. That’s me. Steve Martin. The King of Comedy.

 Robert Zemeckis seems a trifle embarrassed, ‘The thing about rediscovering a classic is that…’

‘We should call it Stevel and Stevey!’ shouts Steve Martin. ‘I mean after the film, no one’s going to think of those bozos any more.’

Who next?

Well, it’s obvious isn’t it? After I finish with Laurel and Hardy, first I’m going to make a film called Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein and I’ll play Abbot and Costello and Frankenstein. Then it’s on to the Marx Brothers, where I’ll play all four and the harp.

‘Way Out West is due for a Xmas release 2019.


HOLLYWOOD – Sir Edwin Fluffer recalls working on a whole array of Classic Hollywood pictures and a friendship with Spencer Tracy.

Many people were kind enough to say that my turn as an autistic Greek baker in The Buns of Navarone merited more attention than the Academy gave it, but I’ve always been a jobbing actor and happy to take whatever part comes along next. If I’d spent more time thinking about my career I probably wouldn’t have ended up playing Spencer Tracy’s son in Father of the Groom.
I was clearly too old for the part and I’m afraid to say that I did let Spence lead me astray once or twice during filming. We’d have a few drinks and play cards in his dressing room while Natalie Wood was trying to learn her lines and this led to a less than disciplined atmosphere on set. If you watch closely during the dinner party scene I can clearly be seen vomiting into a plant pot. Spence could barely contain his mirth and when we cut, he fell off his chair laughing and broke his nose. The blood was pouring down his face, but like the trouper he was he insisted on carrying on.
Natalie wanted him to see a doctor, but Spence was having none of it. ‘Oh Natalie,’ he quipped, ‘you WOOD say that!’ How we roared! 
The tears were still streaming down my face as I drove home, and that’s possibly what led me to run over Harry Carey Jr. when I failed to stop at a pedestrian crossing. But that’s another story…


HOLLYWOOD – Steve Martin is set to star in the final film of the Father of the Bride trilogy but with a twist: it’s totally GAY! 

Father of the Groom will star Martin as George, whose son falls in love with a marine and wants to marry him – a man! George is disgusted but his hippy wife, played by Diane Keaton, kicks him out and George goes to stay with his friend Reggie (John Goodman) a pastor for the Westboro Baptist Church who thoroughly condones George’s reactionary stance. However, when Martin Short’s horrifically gay wedding organizer turns up at the house to persuade George to reconcile with his gay son, Reggie feels repressed urges arising and suddenly a double wedding looks to be on the cards. 

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