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Buddy Rich Biopic On the Way

Hollywood “it” director Steven Soderbergh and his Ocean’s Eleven star, George Clooney, will bring jazz to the big screen again in the form of a Buddy Rich biopic. A post on Rich’s official Web site reports that Soderbergh and Clooney will produce the film, which is still in the planning stages and sure to receive at least a PG-13 rating on account of firecracker Buddy having been such a potty mouth and all. Cathy Rich, Buddy’s daughter, will assume the role of executive producer and Miguel Ferrer, who starred in Soderbergh’s Traffic, has been cast to play the temperamental drummer. Ferrer sure does look a heck of a lot like Buddy; let’s hope he can nail important lines like “I’m gonna take that f—ing horn and break it across my knee!”

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