If you're a fan of comedy, there's a good chance you already know who George Carlin is and you'll know that a biopic has long been overdue for the comedian's work and career.

THR reports that the long-awaited biopic is now underway with Stan Chervin, one of the writers of 'Moneyball', currently putting together a script that'll hopefully make its way onto the big screen. Suspiciously, the report doesn't point to either a streaming, TV movie or theatrical release so clearly it's very much in the germ stages of development and casting is a long way off.

Carlin passed away in 2001 at the age of 71, leaving behind a five-decade career and inspiring countless comedians and writers in his wake such as Bill Burr, Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher. In an announcing statement, producers Gail Berman and Joe Earley said that they are "honored to tell the story of one of the most important and influential comedians of all time, and to do so alongside those who knew him best."

"In addition to shaping comedy and culture for decades and entertaining generations of audiences, Carlin’s battle to protect free speech continues to impact our daily lives and is as relevant as ever."

Just to give you an idea of what Carlin was like, take a look at this - but, be warned, it's pretty NSFW.