It’s going to be called Nice Guy Phil.
Jason Priestley of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame is set to direct a feature film written by Jonas Chernick based on the life of the beloved Phil Hartman who we know from such things as SNL, NewsRadio, and The Simpsons (the show where listing his credits like we just did as the character Troy McClure was a trademark bit). Actor Darran Davis is set to take on the role of Hartman.
Hartman’s estate that survives him has been heavily involved, so we hopefully makes for a worthy picture honoring the late comedian.
So, that means we have a both a Richard Pryor and Phil Hartman biopic in the works as of right now.