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Monty Python's Graham Chapman to Star in New Film, Despite Having Died in 1989

I hope when they reuse the audio from my life to make a biopic, they take out all the cursing and/or make me sound like I actually said things. Now currently in production, Monty Python's Graham Chapman movie will be using recordings Chapman made prior to his death reading his "absurdist memoir" entitled "A Liar's Autobiography: Volume VI." The animated film would splice together Graham's narration, dialogue from the remaining Pythons and animation from 15 different animation companies making the films many "chapters," which seems like 14 too many considering that Terry Gilliam is still upright and breathing. So exactly how much actual information will the film [...]

BBC to Make a Movie About Monty Python Making Life of Brian

The BBC is making a movie called Holy Flying Circus about the controversy surrounding the release of Monty Python's classic Life of Brian. It was called an attack on the church when it was released in 1979, but it went on to be a huge hit despite that fact. This new movie will be written by Tony Roche, who also wrote for In the Loop and The Thick of It. As for who will be playing the Pythons, here's the cast breakdown: "Darren Boyd will play John Cleese and Charles Edwards has been cast in the role of Michael Palin. Comedian Steve Punt will star as Eric Idle, [...]

Life of Brian Director Terry Jones Directing First Comedy in 20 Years

Terry Jones, Monty Python member and director of Life of Brian and co-director (with Terry Gilliam) of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is returning to work behind the camera in a new movie called Absolutely Anything.

He wrote the script with Gavin Scott, and it's set to star John Oliver from The Daily Show. Apparently he's also trying to get Robin Williams to voice a talking dog so, you know, that's something.

He's also reportedly reached out to fellow Pythons John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam, which would be kind of amazing if he got them all on board. We'll see!