Paul Reuben’s final film role has been revealed


  • The late Paul Reubens’ final film role will be in the upcoming Hulu comedy Quiz Ladywhere he will make a cameo appearance as himself.
  • Reubens, known for his portrayal of Pee-wee Herman, shared the screen with leads Awkwafina and Sandra Oh in Quiz Lady.
  • Quiz Lady is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy about a dysfunctional family and their attempt to pay off their mother’s gambling debts by becoming a game show champion.

The last film role of the late, great Paul Rubens has now been revealed, with the Pee wee Herman Star will star in upcoming Hulu comedy, Quiz Lady. Although it was previously thought that Reubens would appear as the iconic character Pee-wee Herman, he will actually appear in a cameo as himself. Directed by Jessica Yu, written by Jen D’Angelo, starring Sandra Oh and Awkwafina. Quiz Lady is set to land on Hulu in November.

News of Reubens’ final role comes courtesy of Los Angeles Timeswith the beloved actor sharing the screen Quiz Lady with the main actors Awkwafina and Sandra Oh. Sadly, Reubens passed away on July 30 at the age of 70 from acute hypoxic respiratory failure, with the actor having been diagnosed with myeloid leukemia and metastatic lung cancer. A diagnosis he had kept secret from the public.

“Please accept my apology for not publicly stating what I have experienced over the past six years,” Reubens said in a statement released after his death. “I have always felt great love and respect from my friends, fans and supporters. I loved you all so much and enjoyed making art for you.”

Reubens will always be best known for his portrayal of Pee-wee Herman in films like… The Pee Wee Herman Show And Pee-wee’s big adventurebut beyond his most famous character, Reubens delivered hilarious, jaw-dropping performances like: Mystery Men, 30 Rock, Portlandia, Bob’s Burgers, Matilda, And Navigator’s flight.

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Paul Reubens will star in Quiz Lady, which is set to land on Hulu in November

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In Quiz LadyAnne (Awkwafina), a brilliant but uptight young woman obsessed with game shows, and her estranged sister Jenny (Oh), must work together to pay off their mother’s gambling debts. When Anne’s beloved dog is kidnapped, they embark on a wild trek across the country to get the money the only way they can: by turning Anne into a real game show champion.

Quiz Lady has been called a “hilarious and heartfelt comedy” about “a dysfunctional family and the game show that may be the key to their redemption” and has assembled an all-star cast alongside Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Renfield) and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Grey’s Anatomy).

The rest of the cast includes Jason Schwartzman (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Asteroid City), Holland Taylor (Legally blonde, two and a half men), Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep) and Will Ferrell (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Barbie) and is directed by Jessica Yu, written by Jen D’Angelo and produced by Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, Maggie Haskins, Itay Reiss, Jen D’Angelo, Awkwafina and Sandra Oh, with Alex Brown and Erika Hampson in the role of executive producers .

Quiz Lady premiered on September 9, 2023 at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled for a wide release on November 3, 2023 by 20th Century Studios via Hulu.

Lindsay Lowe

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