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Just Kidding

Antwone Fisher looks at lighter side of foster care. The inspiration for the Denzel Washington movie will write a comedy inspired by some of his less harrowing childhood experiences

You'd think Antwone Fisher would be the last person in the world to find humor in the idea of a foster child and an unqualified caretaker. After all, he's the screenwriter whose autobiographical, self-titled 2002 feature detailed his harrowing childhood in the care of monstrous foster parents. Still, that's the premise of his next movie, a yet-untitled comedy he's writing for New Line, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Fisher has described the movie as ''Big Daddy'' meets ''Problem Child,'' with a lead role for a black star. (Maybe Fisher can use Denzel Washington again.)

''Since everyone had such a big cry [with 'Antwone Fisher'], I want to give everyone a big laugh,'' Fisher told the Reporter. Producing the film will be Robert Simonds, who served as a producer on both ''Big Daddy'' and ''Problem Child.'' Simonds was also attached to produce ''Double-O-Soul,'' a since-abandoned project that was a spy spoof Fisher cowrote with Chris Tucker, who was to star opposite Mariah Carey. Now, that sounds funny.

Originally posted Apr 17, 2003

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