According to Variety, producers Howard and Karen Baldwin have acquired life story rights of Rodney Dangerfield from Dangerfield's widow and plan to develop and produce a biopic through their Baldwin Entertainment Group. The film will be based at least in part on "It's Not Easy Bein' Me," Dangerfield's 2004 autobiography.
"Rodney Dangerfield was a comedic genius -- and the true stories behind his jokes are fascinating," said Karen Baldwin.
"Rodney took the indignities of everyday life and spun them into golden one-liners that endeared him to millions around the world," Joan Dangerfield said. "But while he was making everyone forget their troubles by laughing at his, Rodney's own life was a heavy-hearted one."