Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet to Play Fatty Arbuckle in HBO Biopic

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Modern Family’s Emmy-winning Eric Stonestreet has signed on to play famed comic actor Fatty Arbuckle in The Day the Laughter Stopped for HBO. Written by John Adams writer Kirk Ellis based on David A. Yallop’s book and to be directed by Barry Levinson, the movie will chronicle how “virtually overnight, false accusations of rape and murder against Arbuckle transformed one of the most popular and highest paid Hollywood stars into a showbiz pariah.” Sounds hilarious?