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ROLE CALL: Still Getting No Respect

Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

If you think polygamy is funny, then you've got a friend in Rodney Dangerfield. The funny-faced goof of "Caddyshack" and "Back to School" renown is set to release a new comedy, "My Five Wives."

"I was inspired to write the story because my wife is a Mormon and I became fascinated with the whole polygamy thing. Polygamy's still practiced in over 50 countries," Dangerfield told the Associated Press.

Dangerfield, 78, recently underwent bypass surgery. "My Five Wives" hits theaters Sept. 8.

CRAVIN' CRAVEN: Director Wes Craven and his company Wes Craven Films have acquired the film rights to "Trans-Sister Radio," a novel by Chris Bohjalian. It's a sci-fi romance about a college professor who transforms himself into a woman.

LIVIN' 'THE LIFE': Lions Gate Films has acquired "Once in the Life," the feature film directorial debut of Laurence Fishburne, and will release it in October.

BEYOND 'THELMA': Writer Callie Khouri, who won an Oscar for "Thelma and Louise," will make her debut as a director with a film called "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," based on the best-selling book.

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