Thurber Out; Robbins In as New "Norbit" Director

by | August 23, 2005 | Comments

Filmmaker Brian Robbins has settled into the director’s chair for the DreamWorks comedy "Norbit," taking a position that was (until recently) held by "Dodgeball" director Rawson Marshall Thurber, according to Variety.

Starring Eddie Murphy, "Norbit" is about "a meek guy pressed into marrying a monstrous woman (also played by Murphy). When he subsequently meets the woman of his dreams, he has to figure out a way to be with her."

The original screenplay was written by Mr. Murphy and his brother Charlie, with a second draft contributed by Jay Scherick and David Ronn, the scribes who brought us "Guess Who," "National Security," "I Spy," and "Serving Sara."

As for Mr. Robbins, he was the director behind "The Perfect Score," "Hardball," "Ready to Rumble," and "Varsity Blues."

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