CATEGORIES Drama, Cinematical
As any movie geek with his salt can tell you, Jerry Lewis once made a film called The Day the Clown Cried, in which the legendary funnyman played a circus clown who is forced to lead prisoners to their death in a Nazi concentration camp. The movie was (mostly) finished, but never released. I assume the actual celluloid reels can be found within the deepest vault of Jerry's mansion. (For a lot more backstory, all of which is truly fascinating, click here.)

Anyway, I gave you all that movienerd history to act as a counterpoint to the following news: One of my very favorite filmmakers (Paul Schrader) and one of my very favorite actors (Jeff Goldblum) are apparently planning to make their own movie about ... a circus clown who was forced to lead prisoners to their death in a Nazi concentration camp. Based on the novel by Yoram Kaniuk, Adam Resurrected doesn't seem to have any discernible connection to the infamous Jerry Lewis movie -- aside from the actual plot, that is.

(Special thanks to Portland's finest film critic (Shawn Levy) for the news tip. And that's not faint praise; Portland is stuffed with great film critics.)