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My Big Fat..Albert

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Remember the live-action version of “Fat Albert” that Forest Whitaker was set to Direct, before coming to loggerheads with creator Bill Cosby and ultimately dumping the project? Well its back on, only this time with a new Director. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Joel Zwick [“My Big Fat Greek Wedding’] has been offered the reigns. Zwick’s arrival to the project comes just more than a year after preproduction on "Albert" began, originally with Whitaker directing and Omar Benson Miller starring in the title role. Bill Cosby and studio-based John Davis are producing the project, which follows Fat Albert and his posse of friends, who come to life when they walk out of the cartoon and into the real world.

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