HBO will memorialize the life and death of comic Sam Kinison in the telepic Brother Sam, which will be directed by Tom Shadyac.
According to Variety, Dan Fogler will play the manic comic.
Basis for the telepic is "Brother Sam: The Short, Spectacular Life of Sam Kinison," a memoir written by his brother and manager, Bill Kinison, and Steve Delsohn. A new script has been written by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the writer-directors of "American Splendor."
David Permut is producing in a co-production of Permut Presentations and Shadyac's Shady Acres. Steve Longi is co-producer and Bill Kinison is exec producer.