Pauly Shore wants to play Richard Simmons

Pauly Shore is calling on fans to help him land his next big role: that of flamboyant fitness icon Richard Simmons.

What’s up, buuuuuddddyyy? Ready to wheeze the juice and burn some calories? It seems as though Pauly Shore may be gearing up to play reclusive fitness guru, pop culture personality and David Letterman foil Richard Simmons in an upcoming biopic. Feel free to let that sink in before proceeding…

OK, rested up? Paul Shore took to social media to confirm that he has indeed spoken to Richard Simmons about the potential for a biopic, further urging his fans to do their part to make sure it gets greenlit. “I’ve noticed all the reactions to me playing Richard Simmons in a new biopic. So I reached out to him. I heard he’s living deep in Big Bear. We’ve been playing phone tag (yes, he still has a phone). I’m trying to make it happen for you guys. Be optimistic. In the meantime, hit up Hulu, Amazon, Disney, HBO and all the big producers. I definitely can morph into this guy. I’ll see you at the Academy Awards 2025.” Hey, it beats a Bio-Dome sequel!

So let’s unpack this. The guy from Son in Law and the voice of the strangest Pinocchio in cinema history would like to star as the razzle dazzle staple of your aunt’s workout VHS collection. Hey, you know what? The more I write about this the more I think we need Pauly Shore as Richard Simmons. This is officially an all-hands-on-deck mission, people!

Richard Simmons has long been out of the spotlight, so much so that investigations and podcasts have been launched over his well-being. Fortunately, the Sweatin’ to the Oldies icon — who turned 75 over the summer — is apparently doing just fine. Last year, a rep for Richard Simmons was essentially forced into telling the media that he was in good spirits. “Richard is eternally grateful for the continuous outpouring of love and gratitude he has received from across the Globe…He is happy, healthy and living the life he has chosen to live.”

How do you feel about the initiative to get Pauly Shore to play Richard Simmons? Could it work? Let us know below!

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