Richard Simmons Disavows Biopic Starring Pauly Shore, as Studio Promises to ‘Produce a Movie That Honors Him’

January 18, 2024

Just hours after it was announced that Pauly Shore would play Richard Simmons in an upcoming biopic, the reclusive fitness guru has spoken out against the film. You may have heard they may be doing a movie about me with Pauly Shore. The short film, directed by Jake Lewis, is unrelated to the biopic, which is produced by Warner Bros. subsidiary The Wolper Organization. In 2014, Simmons mysteriously disappeared from public life, causing widespread concern among his fans and followers. Despite not receiving Simmons’ blessing to play him in a feature film, Shore said in a statement Wednesday morning, “I’m really excited about sharing Richard Simmons’s life with the world.