We haven’t heard much from Monty Python comedy team member Graham Chapman recently. Although, as directors Bill Jones and Ben Timlett point out in the production notes for their new animated Chapman biopic A Liar’s Autobiography, that’s mostly because the troubled funnyman has been dead since 1989.
Before his demise, however, Chapman recorded an audio version of his memoirs — also called A Liar’s Autobiography — and will thus be heard in the film alongside the freshly recorded voices of his fellow Pythons Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam.
The movie is set to debut on EPIX and select cinemas on November 2. Judging by the new trailer, which you can see below, the result looks likely to be a fittingly idiosyncratic tribute to a man who was, in many ways, the twisted heart of the Python team (and who was memorably described by his pal Cleese at Chapman’s own memorial service as “a freeloading bastard”).
Check it out and see if you agree.