Adam B. Vary
June 30, 2010 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Image Credit: Kevin Scanlon/Getty ImagesJudd Apatow is developing a new feature film about Pee-wee Herman, actor Paul Reubens’ joyfully spastic alter-ego, according to Variety. Reubens is writing the script with actor-writer Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper), which Apatow will produce but not direct. Pee-wee has been enjoying a resurgence of late, thanks to Reubens’ Los Angeles revival of the original 1981 stage show that first launched the character, which is set to move to Broadway for a limited run starting in previews Oct 26. Reubens has been open about his hope that the new stage production would help build enough buzz for a new Pee-wee movie; he said in EW earlier this year that he had already written two screenplays.

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