Received this via Infobeat today. Oba-tabidy…
‘Fat Albert’ getting live-action film
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The character “Fat Albert,” created by Bill Cosby, is coming to the big screen as a live-action film. Cosby and his wife will be executive producers for the film planned by 20th Century Fox. No start date has been set for the feature, which is being produced by Davis Entertainment Co. “For the millions of ‘Fat Albert’ fans, trust me, he could not be in better hands,” said Cosby, who is writing the screenplay with Charles Kipps. “Fat Albert” and his friends will be based on Cosby’s standup routines about a group of urban youths in Philadelphia. The characters also were featured as a long-running Saturday morning cartoon on television.
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