Uncut Gems Directors Approached for Gritty Pee-wee Herman Reboot Movie

Kirsten Howard Jan 31, 2020

The Safdie brothers have been approached to helm a gritty Pee-wee Herman reboot film.

In news we weren't expecting to hear this week, or ever, Uncut Gems directors the Safdie brothers are apparently considering taking on a Pee-wee Herman reboot movie in which the beloved playhouse-botherer develops "a severe pill and alcohol addiction."

Pee-wee's Playhouse star Paul Reubens revealed the curious info in a brand-new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which he also discussed his frustrations with Netflix after the release of Pee-wee's Big Holiday back in 2016 - Reubens wanted to take the character in a different, darker direction, and streaming boss Ted Sarandos wasn't willing to stump up the cash. Thanks to the deaging technology the Big Holiday team used on Reubens during post-production, though, he felt that Pee-wee's options were suddenly wide open.

"I was so buoyed by that, I realized, I could do
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