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Andrew Dice Clay to star in documentary from ‘Rocky’ producer

After the success of “A Star Is Born,” Andrew Dice Clay was ready to hang his hat and walk away from film … but he may be back.

The legendary comedian is working with “Rocky” and “The Defiant Ones” producer Gene Kirkwood on a documentary chronicling his rollercoaster career.

“So far we’re in talks with Chazz Palminteri, who wants to do it as a film, not a TV thing,” Clay, 61, told Page Six Thursday. “This isn’t going to be some documentary where we show the rise and fall and rise again. When people are done watching this, they’re going to really see who Andrew Dice Clay/Andrew Silverstein really is.”

Clay says the film will cover his rise, fall and resurgence in Hollywood, as well as his marriages and personal life, including his entanglements with the mob, which he says is what caught “A Bronx Tale” creator Palminteri’s interest.

“Rocky” producer Gene Kirkwood, who recently won a Best Music Film Grammy for his Dr. Dre–Jimmy Iovine documentary “The Defiant Ones,” is working with Clay on the effort.

The team is also in talks with screenwriter John Singleton.

“Dice is a rollercoaster,” Kirkwood told us. “I know him from back in the day and now, and I thought it’d cover everything I ever wanted to cover in comedy and about a person who’s totally different from who he is onstage. Everyone felt like they knew Jimmy and Dre, and they feel like that about Dice.”

Kirkwood described the project as “a cross between ‘Rocky Horror’ and ‘On the Waterfront,’ ” explaining that some parts will be animated and others are comprised of footage Clay compiled from Super 8s throughout the early years of his career.

“I feel as strongly about this as I did about ‘Rocky,’ ” Kirkwood said. “He has boxes of Super 8s that he shot on The Strip. No one’s really shot on the Strip, all they ever shoot is The Whiskey. The Strip is something else, and we’re gonna cover that and that world that’s never been covered.”

Other than standup, the documentary is Dice’s main focus.

“I took September off, and I think it’s the first month I’ve taken off in show business in 40 years,” he told us. “For a guy who says he doesn’t feel like being on the set anymore, we’ve been getting offers from two days after ‘A Star Is Born’ came out. I’ve turned them down, because if I’m going to do any acting, to sort of retract what I said a few weeks ago, it’s gotta be with top-notch actors, directors, producers.”

He’s returning to his New York roots this month: He’s scheduled to perform at Levity Live in Nyack on Oct. 23 and 24 and at Governors Comedy Club in Long Island — where Louis C.K. made his first comeback appearance before hitting the Comedy Cellar stage — on Oct. 26 and 27.

Palminteri declined to comment. Singleton did not immediately return a request for comment.
By Jessica Sager

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