So apparently every year there's "The Black List" of the most buzzed-about unproduced Hollywood screenplays and this year's new list (published at Nikki Finke's Deadline
) has Ben Schwartz
, editor of The Best American Comics Criticism
, and his script Home by Christmas
on it. The script, which tells the story of a young Larry Gelbart (who went on to bring M*A*S*H
to television) going on the USO tour with Bob Hope during the Korean War, was inspired by interviews Schwartz did for The Lost Laugh
, a book of comedy history which Ben is writing for us (release TBD). Anyone want to start the casting speculation? And do we get a cut of the B.O.?