Richard Simmons Rejects Pauly Shore Biopic, Plans His Own

Update: Pauly Shore shared that he is no longer a part of the biopic writing on Instagram, “I’m dropping out of the race like Nikki Haley. I’m opting out. I’m gonna move to a forest in Bangladesh and just do ayahuasca for the next month and rethink my life. Goodbye my Richard Simmons biopic dreams.

P.S. Richard, when I do my biopic, can you please play ME?”

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Richard Simmons has made it clear that he’s not endorsing the biopic starring Pauly Shore, stating that he has his own plans for his life story. The announcement came through a tweet where Simmons expressed his disapproval of the project. He stated, “I do not approve this movie. I am in talks with major studios to create my own biopic with some help. Wait for this movie.”

He also issued a statement through his publicist, saying, “The Pauly Shore biopic does not have my blessing. Some major studios are interested with me being involved in MY story. Who should play me? Tom Cruise lol.”

Shore responded in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, saying, “I’m really excited about sharing Richard Simmons’ life with the world. We all need this biopic now more than ever. Simmons represented mental health, getting people in shape and being his authentic silly self! Whenever he was on TV you could never take your eyes off of him and he brought such a joy to his appearances that represented nothing but a good time.”

This isn’t the first time Simmons expressed his displeasure over the upcoming movie. When news of it first leaked in January he wrote on Facebook. , “Hi Everybody! You may have heard they may be doing a movie about me with Pauly Shore. I have never given my permission for this movie. So don’t believe everything you read. I no longer have a manager, and I no longer have a publicist. I just try to live a quiet life and be peaceful. Thank you for all your love and support.”

In Shore’s response to Simmon’s displeasure over the biopic, he stated, “Who’s going to play Richard Simmons? Leonardo DiCaprio is not going to play Richard Simmons. I look like him.”


Kathy Hutchins