Final John Hughes Script May See Big Screen

Rumor gives Paramount inside track for 'Grisbys Go Broke'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2010 2:11 PM CST
Stars of John Hughes films leave the stage after a tribute to the late director at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(Newser) – John Hughes died last year—last night's Academy Awards even paused for a tribute—but he may have one more movie in him. Rumor has it that Paramount will pick up an unproduced Hughes script in the hopes of making a family comedy, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Grisbys Go Broke follows a rich family that loses everything and is forced to move to the country.

Paramount says it’s not negotiating to buy the screenplay, but the studio would be a natural choice—it's where Hughes made his most famous movies. It also produced his last film, Drillbit Taylor, though that one was rewritten from Hughes’ original by Seth Rogen and Kristofor Brown and ultimately flopped.

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