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'Tattoo' Biopic In the Works

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Hey, bitches, the plane is back. The plane!!!!

Steve Zaillian, the producer of American Gangster, is working on a movie called My Dinner With Herve, a biopic about French actor Herve Villechaize.

Herve was best known for the role of Tattoo in the iconic late 70/early 80's TV show, Fantasy Island.

According to Variety, former journalist Sacha Gervasi will write and direct the film. Gervasi conducted the last interview with the actor - just days before the actor committed suicide. Sad.

The former journo said, "Steve read the script as a short 10 years ago and always believed it would make a compelling feature. Herve wasn’t just a pop culture icon; he was one of the most charming, cultured and dangerous people I’ve ever met. His is the story of a unique misfit trying to find his place in the world."

In the last years of his life, Villechaize reportedly became alcoholic and depressive which led to erratic and sometimes violent behavior. He allegedly held his agent at gunpoint in a booth at a restaurant in Los Angeles!

Interesting stuff!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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28 comments to “'Tattoo' Biopic In the Works”



  1. 1

    First? Wow.



  2. 2

    Hmmm…I wonder who they will get to play him in the movie?!



  3. 3

    What about the rent free condos he built just for little people? They were call "Stay Free Mini Pads".



  4. 4

    what a cute little nugget



  5. 5

    Wow, I cannot believe he commited suicide. I used to watch Fantasy Island all the time when I was younger. But, I liked the show because of Ricardo Montelon! What a sexy man. Now he plays the grandfather on Spy Kids!

  6. Ang M says – reply to this


    6

    Alcoholic and depressive…sounds like Verne Troyer :(



  7. 7

    de plane you asshole



  8. 8

    FINALLY THE PERFECT PART FOR TOM CRUISE'S COMEBACK!



  9. 9

    Re: Big Black Dick – you rule.



  10. 10

    Re: Big Black Dick
    that was bad blackie!!



  11. 11

    I once had an art professor who was good friends with Herve Villechaize back before he was an actor, when he was a bohemian painter and hung out with the NYC art crowd. I had no idea that he was anything else but an actor, but apparently, he had a pretty funky life before that.



  12. 12

    WASN'T HE BURIED IN A SHOEBOX?



  13. 13

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    HE LOOKS STUFFED IN THIS PHOTO–MUST HAVE EATEN A SNAIL!
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  14. 14

    Re: Big Black Dick – lollllllllllll awesome!!



  15. 15

    Re: wanna milk me?? – that's what I thought too but I thought I'd
    give him a break tonight…



  16. 16

    Eric the Midget would be a good fit to play Herve.



  17. 17

    Re: Leona$ Gho$t – NICE ! :)



  18. 18

    Re: Ang M
    do you think it is due because they are shorties????

  19. edtor says – reply to this


    19

    Wee Man can play him!



  20. 20

    WHO TA F— CARES BRITNEY IS #1!!!!!!!!! WOMANIZER WENT TO #1, WHY DONT U WRITE ABOUT THAT PEREZ, HA!



  21. 21

    Isnt that the guy from man with the golden gun???



  22. 22

    Peter Dinklage would be perfect for the role. He was great in 'Death at a Funeral'.



  23. 23

    *sigh* they better not get Verne Troyer to play him.

    They probably will though….



  24. 24

    Who on earth would want to see THAT?!

  25. D-Bag says – reply to this


    25

    Tom Cruise will play the lead.



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  27. 27

    Verne Troyer is waaayyyy to wee to play Tattoo. DA PLANE! DA PLANE!

    Part of my childhood.



  28. 28

    I LOVED Fantasy Island. Bring back an updated version, please! What a crazy show. It was the hotness (well that's what I remember anyway)