Pauly Shore to Play Richard Simmons in New Biopic

January 18, 2024

Pauly Shore is getting ready to sweat to the oldies, as the actor and comedian will play fitness icon Richard Simmons in a new biopic. The film is currently in development at Warner Bros. subsidiary The Wolper Organization, with additional casting underway. “I’m really excited about sharing Richard Simmons’s life with the world,” said Shore in a statement. Mark Wolper of The Wolper Organization said of the upcoming biopic: “There is an amazing, dramatic and uplifting story to tell about Richard Simmons. We have been dancing around the idea for years, but it never coalesced until several months ago when I saw the press about Pauly Shore being touted by social media as the ONLY person that could play Richard.