In December I noted a report on EW.com about a screenplay for "Chewie", a movie on the making of Star Wars as seen through the eyes of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew.
Now comes news that the film is moving forward. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Chewbacca may finally get his own movie.
Inferno Entertainment and director Kyle Newman are developing Chewie, the Black List script centered around Peter Mayhew, the seven-foot three-inch actor who played the wooly Wookiee in the Star Wars movies.
The script, by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, is set against the backdrop of the making of 1977’s Star Wars and tracks Mayhew as he tries to balance a career as a hospital worker while chasing Hollywood dreams by playing a suited alien who would go on to become one of the most iconic screen sidekicks in modern times.
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