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John Hughes To Be Honored With Oscar Tribute: Paramount Rumored To Be Producing Recently Unearthed Screenplay

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In addition to the usual clip montage honoring show business veterans that have died in the last year, the Academy Awards ceremony airing on Sunday will feature a tribute to the late filmmaker John Hughes. The director of such 80s classics as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club is being singled out as much for his work as his connection to those involved with the telecast. The show’s producer, Bill Mechanic worked with Hughes, as did co-hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin; Martin in Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Baldwin in the less well received, She’s Having A Baby.

Hughes may also have one of his screenplays reach the big screen posthumously. An in depth piece about Hughes that’s featured in the latest issue Vanity Fair reveals that he had remained as compulsively productive about working even after he had left Hollywood. His son John III, says his father continued to write and that Hughes would:

pump the stuff out for his own satisfaction, comfortable with it never going anywhere.

According to WENN, Paramount is rumored to have greenlighted one of his unproduced screenplays. The script titled Grisby’s Go Broke centers around a dysfunctional family in Chicago.

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