Jerry Lewis and the Weinstein Company are going to be getting "Nutty" together.
In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, "Jerry Lewis and The Nutty Professor are coming back thanks to Harvey and Bob Weinstein." The Weinstein's are putting together an animated version of Lewis's 1963 hit The Nutty Professor.
The title will be coming out direct-to-video via the Weinstein's newly acquired Genius Products label and Lewis will be voicing "at least two characters in the project."
In the 1960s, "Lewis starred in, wrote, directed and produced a series of films for Paramount... and the rights to several, including 1963's The Nutty Professor, reverted back to him. That allowed him to license the rights to Universal for its 1996 remake starring Eddie Murphy and its 2000 sequel."
With the rights recently coming back to Lewis, he was able to set up the animated version with the The Weinstein Company.
In this new animated version of The Nutty Professor there "will be a younger, modern-day take on the story, focusing on Julius Kelp's college-aged nerdy grandson who takes the same formula his grandfather took and unleashes an ultra-cool but comically destructive alter-ego. When the alter-ego tries to take over, permanently, the nephew has to square off against himself to keep things from going totally out of control."
"I am very excited about working with Harvey and Bob," stated Jerry Lewis.
"It was always Jerry Lewis' vision to produce an animated version of Nutty Professor and thanks to The Weinstein Company, Jerry's Lewis' dreams are being realized," said producer George Paige.