Judd Apatow will produce Pee-wee’s latest adventure which comes 27 years after the character’s last big screen outing.
The currently in the works Pee-wee Herman movie may have just found itself a home, with The Wrap reporting the film is about to be picked up by streaming service Netflix. Starring Paul Reubens (of course) as the childlike Pee-wee, details of the film including the plot and director have been kept under wraps so far, although Judd Apatow has been confirmed as producing.
Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman
The Wrap reports multiple individuals familiar with the project as saying the two sides are nearing a deal to distribute the film. They also report that although a Netflix spokesperson cautioned that there’s no deal in place yet, an individual close to the project told the website that the movie “moved to Netflix a gazillion months ago.”
Originally it was thought Universal would be handling the distribution, however a studio spokesperson has now said that the “Pee-Wee project is no longer with Universal.”
In November, Reubens gave an interview to the A.V. Club where he appeared to hint there was big news coming. “We now have such an amazing company involved, and that’s the really big announcement that hasn’t been made yet,” the comedian said.
Fans of Pee-wee are already able to get their fix via Netflix as the site already has movies Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and Big Top Pee-Wee available to stream, along with The Pee-Wee Herman Show. Then earlier this month both 'Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: Vol. 1' and 'Vol. 2' were also added.
If Pee-wee has struck a deal with Netflix he'll be following in the footsteps of actor Adam Sandler, who in October announced he'd signed up to produce four original movies for the service.
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