Sounds like an inspired match: Robin Williams in prolific penster Neil Simon’s original screenplay, “My Son’s Brother,” at Columbia. Williams would play a man miserable in the shadow of his celebrity brother--Mom’s favorite. But is it a go?
Simon told us guardedly: “I’ve been too close on several projects that didn’t happen, to be discussing this film as a certainty. I think we’ll make it and Robin Williams would be wonderful in the role.”
According to a Williams rep, the role of the obscure brother “gives Robin an opportunity to be funny, as well as reflect the character’s inner rage. We’re very excited about it and certain that when the re-writes are turned in, we’ll be ready to commit. It’s close enough to be his next picture.”
Kevin Kline is being offered the role of the famous brother, we’re told.