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Hitchcock Writer Is Working on a Johnny Carson Biopic

What actor will be able to pull-off a Johnny Carson suit?

Deadline reports that writer John McLaughlin (Black Swan, Hitchcock) and producer Tom Thayer (Hitchcock) have begun working with Johnny Carson's estate to adapt Bill Zehme's Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait into a feature biopic. As was revealed in this spring's PBS documentary on Carson, the former king of late-night makes an interesting subject, as he was incredibly popular yet lived a very private, if not detached, personal life. In other news, no one has yet started working on a Ed McMahon biopic to play eight feet to the left of Carson's.

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