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Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Johnny Carson estate gives go-ahead for feature film about ‘Tonight Show’ host’s life

The estate of “Tonight Show’s” most celebrated host Johnny Carson finally has given the go-ahead for a feature film about his life.

Actor/comedian Charlie Callas during an interview with host Johnny Carson on November 28, 1979. (Joey Del Valle - ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The spec project is being written by John McLaughlin — the guy who adapted the biopic “Hitchcock” starring Anthony Hopkins, reports Deadline.com.

It’s going to be based on the upcoming book “Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait,” written by Bill Zehme, who wrote that Esquire cover story about how Carson noting the 10th anniversary of his vacating the late night gig. Zehme was a consultant, and appeared in the “American Masters” documentary “Johnny Carson: King of Late Night” PBS aired last May.

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