I like to think of The Wayans family as the Osmonds of comedy (no seriously, hear me out). They might not be for everyone, but there must be someone
out there who enjoys what they do because they keep making movies, and people keep going to see them. If you don't believe me, then tell me how else would Marlon Wayans
have managed to get Dance Flick
into theaters this May? But this Wayans has been branching out lately, beyond his usual 'low-brow' comedies, and his next flick (according
to The Hollywood Reporter
) will see him working double duty to produce and star in the feature film version of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
by A. J. Jacobs.
If you grew up in even a vaguely Christian family (personally I come from a religion so laid back it won't even commit to the concept of a virgin birth), you are probably familiar with the usual rules of 'thou shalt not steal, kill, covet' -- you know, the biggies. But Jacob's book centers on his attempt to follow all
the rules and guidelines he could find in the Bible -- which, as it turns out it, is much more complicated that those Ten Commandments would have you believe.
Julian Farino (Entourage
) is already slated to direct Jay Reiss
' script, and even though Jacob's book has the makings of a great film, the big question still remains: Will it be great in the hands of the man who made White Chicks