Cheech & Chong biopic in development


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Cheech & Chong biopic in development

The lives of the legendary stoner comedy team Cheech and Ching are being developed into a biopic. Director Kristian Mercado is growing the biopic backed by Hidden Pictures. The film, depicting the early years’ success of the comedy duo, will mark the reunion of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong as they will be producing. 

Chong, a Canadian, met Marin in the late 60s in Canada, as the latter moved there to keep away from getting drafted into the Vietnam War. Becoming well-known for his or her ideas and opinions on counterculture, the hippie life-style, and marijuana, the two got here together to turn into a stand-up comedy duo. They hit the large screen in 1978 with Up In Smoke after producing a sequence of best-selling comedy albums. In the mid-80s, the duo separated and pursued their particular person performing careers. 

Cheech Marin has labored regularly with director Robert Rodriguez and has starred in Nash Bridges. He was last seen in Shotgun Wedding and Champions. Tommy Chong is known for his work in That ’70s Show and That ’90s Show. He later started advocating for the laws of cannabis and landed in jail for 9 months for promoting marijuana paraphernalia. Ever since, the two have united for guest appearances, comedy tours, and 2013’s Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie.

The biopic’s script shall be penned by Danya Jimenez and Hannah McMechan. Cheech and Chong will government produce with David Glickman.


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