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One of the highlights of last night's Oscar ceremony was the moving tribute to legendary writer/director John Hughes, as some of his most famous collaborators gathered together to celebrate a film legacy that included such classics as 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' 'The Breakfast Club' and 'Sixteen Candles.' Now comes word that Paramount may soon add another title to that list: 'Grisbys Go Broke.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hughes, who passed away last August at the age of 59, left behind a large body of unproduced and unpublished writing, including the screenplay for 'Grisbys Go Broke,' which Paramount is rumored to be taking a close look at. But while the studio denies those rumors, there's no argument that the script, which follows the story of a rich Chicago family forced to move to the middle of nowhere when they lose everything, would be of interest considering both their relationship with Hughes and his track record for penning successful comedies.
One of the highlights of last night's Oscar ceremony was the moving tribute to legendary writer/director John Hughes, as some of his most famous collaborators gathered together to celebrate a film legacy that included such classics as 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' 'The Breakfast Club' and 'Sixteen Candles.' Now comes word that Paramount may soon add another title to that list: 'Grisbys Go Broke.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hughes, who passed away last August at the age of 59, left behind a large body of unproduced and unpublished writing, including the screenplay for 'Grisbys Go Broke,' which Paramount is rumored to be taking a close look at. But while the studio denies those rumors, there's no argument that the script, which follows the story of a rich Chicago family forced to move to the middle of nowhere when they lose everything, would be of interest considering both their relationship with Hughes and his track record for penning successful comedies.

Of course, the most recent collaboration between Hughes and Paramount was a bit of a box office letdown, as 2008's 'Drillbit Taylor' (which was heavily rewritten by Seth Rogen and Kristofor Brown) failed to live up to high expectations for the studio. Still, given his other hits both for Paramount (including 'Pretty in Pink' and 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles') and elsewhere (the massively lucrative 'Home Alone' series for Fox), chances are that if the Hughes family wishes to part with any of his projects, someone in Hollywood will be willing to give them a home.

Whether or not that home is Paramount remains to be seen.

You can check out clips from the Academy Awards tribute to John Hughes here: