Cheech & Chong cooking up their own biopic
Stoner comedy kings Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong — a.k.a. Cheech & Chong — are teaming up for their first joint-screen collaboration in a decade, a biopic known for the time being as Untitled Cheech & Chong Project.
“We are excited to show the world how two dudes from completely different backgrounds got together, changed comedy, and made cannabis mainstream!” the duo said in a joint statement obtained by Entertainment Weekly.
Cheech & Chong rose to fame in the 1970s with their stand-up routines and Grammy-winning albums that centered on marijuana and counterculture before branching out into movies, starting with 1978’s Up in Smoke, followed by Things Are Tough All Over in 1982, Still Smokin’ in 1983 and The Corsican Brothers in 1984. They split up in 1985 but reunited sporadically projects like Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie in 2013.
Marin also pursued an acting career that included a regular role in the CBS series Nash Bridges and films including the 1996 Kevin Costner movie Tin Cup. Chong was arrested in 2003 for selling drug paraphernalia and spent almost a year in jail.
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