EXCLUSIVE: Davis Guggenheim Directing a ‘Drunk History’-Inspired Michael J. Fox Documentary

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Michael J. Fox has built quite the legacy in Hollywood. Many fondly remember his work on projects like Family Ties, Back to the Future, Spin City, and many more. He recently even appeared in series like The Good Wife and had his own series title The Michael J. Fox Show. It hasn’t been easy for the actor since he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He became a strong advocate and his foundation has helped fund research into the disease since 2000. Such a history is worth telling, and we can exclusively share that director Davis Guggenheim is going to adapt a project based on the retired actor’s life.

It won’t be your everyday documentary, as the director is adding a new spin. Instead of recreating his life or simply retelling it through archival footage, the project will be inspired by Drunk History. As such, various actors will dramatize different times in the actor’s life. The inspirations of the previously mentioned show lie in how some scenes will be without dialog under narration and lip-sync. It’s currently eyeing a production start in February of 2022.

The casting process is currently underway and it’s a promising concept to take a different approach with a documentary on someone’s life. Guggenheim has worked on projects ranging from An Inconvenient Truth, Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, to Waiting for “Superman”. He also has quite a bit of experience in television, such as NYPD Blue, ER, Alias, and Deadwood. It’ll be interesting to see how this project comes to life and retells his life story.

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