Paul Walter Hauser Cast as Chris Farley in Upcoming Biopic: What We Know So Far

Paul Walter Hauser Set to Star in Chris Farley Biopic

Paul Walter Hauser, an actor celebrated for impressive performances in Cobra Kai, Cruella, and Richard Jewell, is getting ready to demonstrate his comedic prowess in an upcoming biopic. Channeling his inner funnyman, Hauser is set to play iconic comedian Chris Farley in a movie directed by Josh Gad.

Channeling Farley’s Unique Comedy

Hauser, soon to be heard as the voice of ‘Embarrassment’ in the long-awaited ‘Inside Out 2’ from Pixar, has landed the role of a lifetime. He’s stepping into the loud, lively shoes of Chris Farley. An alumnus of Saturday Night Live, Farley is still remembered for his high-energy performances in timeless comedies such as Tommy Boy, Black Sheep, and Beverly Hills Ninja.

Production Powerhouses Behind the Biopic

Behind the scenes, this biopic boasts a strong pedigree. Lorne Michaels, creator and producer of Saturday Night Live, brings his wealth of experience to the project. Michaels will produce the film via his Broadway video studio. Joining him are director Josh Gad and scriptwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The script will be shaped by the poignant New York Times best-selling biography ‘The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts’, authored by Tom Farley Jr. and Tanner Colby.

The Life and Legacy of Chris Farley

Farley, known for his dynamic presence and comedic genius alongside David Spade and Adam Sandler on Saturday Night Live, tragically died young – merely 33 years old – after an overdose involving cocaine and morphine in 1997. His sudden departure reverberated with shock and sadness throughout Hollywood. The actor is vividly remembered as the unforgettable motivational speaker Matt Foley and the quintessential mall girl, among others, bringing laughter and joy to fans across the globe.

Support from Family and Fans

Farley’s family shared their enthusiasm for the project and expressed approval for the team gathered to bring Chris’ story to life. They also indicated their satisfaction with Hauser’s casting. The pairing has fans of both the late comedian and Hauser on tenterhooks – eager to see how the actor will recreate the notorious Farely magic on the big screen.

A Rising Star for a Fallen Icon

Paul Walter Hauser is steadily and surely making a name for himself in Hollywood. Loved by Cobra Kai fans for his role as Raymond ‘Stingray’ Porter in the sequel series to Karate Kid on Netflix, Hauser is also set to light up screens this summer with his voice role in Pixar’s Inside Out 2, adding yet another unique facet to his expanding repertoire.

With the forthcoming biopic, Hauser faces the daunting task of bringing Farley’s unpredictable comedic style back to life. As we wait for the much-anticipated film, audiences can relish Hauser’s existing performances and stay tuned for his future roles.

Now for the big question: Will Paul Walter Hauser live up to Chris Farley’s legacy in Josh Gad’s biopic? We encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

For more details, visit Project Casting Blog


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here