Helmer Zwick’s set for another ‘Fat’ pic

Cosby, Kipps penned script for live-action film

The director of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” will next direct a big fat American kid: Joel Zwick is set to helm the feature “Fat Albert” at 20th Century Fox.

Live-action pic’s script comes from comic Bill Cosby and Charles Kipps, and it will be produced by Cosby and John A. Davis’ Fox-based Davis Entertainment banner.

Pic is based on Cosby’s stand-up comedy monologues, drawn from his own childhood, about adolescents growing up in inner-city Philadelphia.

Original Saturday-morning kidshow, dubbed “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” and later “The New Fat Albert Show,” ran on CBS from 1972-84.

Zwick’s “Wedding” became the highest-grossing indie film of all time last year, taking in more than $241 million worldwide. He is also attached to Mandalay Pictures’ comedy “Centerfold,” set to be distribbed by MGM.

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