The word genius is thrown around a lot these days and generally, it doesn’t really apply. One person who was a genuine genius of comedy, however, was Buster Keaton. He famously never smiled but his writing, direction, production, acting, stunt work, and comic timing really made him a true legend of cinema.


James Mangold, the man currently directing Indiana Jones 5, has signed on to direct a biopic about Keaton. The movie will be based on the book Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade, with writers being hired to adapt the book.

Joseph Frank ‘Buster’ Keaton was a pioneer in the early days of cinema, using great physical comedy to tell stories that still hold up today. His stunt work on movies like The General and Sherlock Jr. are considered some of the best scenes in cinema history. He is known to have inspired many filmmakers, including Jackie Chan.

Keaton has over 150 films credits to his name. He also served as producer, director, writer, editor, stunts, and even on the occasional soundtrack for his movies.

Mangold, the man behind movies like Cop Land, Girl Interrupted, Identity, 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Wolverine, Logan, and Ford vs Ferrari could be a good fit for a biopic like this. He has also directed the Oscar-winning Johnny Cash movie, Walk the Line.

What is interesting is who could play the deadpan Keaton. Who do you think it could be? We’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything.

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