Marlon Wayans is 'Biblically' inclined
To star in and produce film based on A.J. Jacobs' bookWhere can a brother find some clothes with no mixed fibers?
Marlon Wayans will try to answer that question as he comes on to star in and produce "The Year of Living Biblically" for Paramount. Plan B picked up rights to A.J. Jacobs' best-selling nonfiction book in 2005, two years before it was published by Simon & Schuster.
For the book, subtitled "One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible," Jacobs spent a year attempting to live by the rules of the Old and New Testaments, with comic and enlightening results.
Julian Farino (HBO's "Entourage") is attached to direct, and Jay Reiss wrote the script.
Also coming on board as producers are Rick Alvarez of Wayans Brothers Entertainment and Lisa Suzanne Blum.
Wayans, repped by WMA and Modus Entertainment, stars in two Paramount summer releases: "Dance Flick," a May 22 release that he also co-wrote and produced, and "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," set to hit theaters Aug. 7. He also has appeared in or co-written the "Scary Movie" franchise, "Requiem for a Dream" and "Little Man."