Two Coreys Together Again
Call it a Dream a Little Dream come true for fans of 1980s teen cinema. Or connoisseurs of 21st century celebrity curios.
Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, who in their prime Tiger Beat years costarred in three movies together, are being reunited for a proposed comedy series, Daily Variety reported Wednesday.
Although Feldman and Haim are best known collectively as “The Two Coreys,” their new TV venture simply would be called The Coreys.
The show doesn’t yet have a network home. The Variety article seemed designed to drum up interest in such a home being found–it noted that producers, the same people behind ABC’s Wife Swap and the WB’s Survival of the Richest, will begin peddling The Coreys on Thursday.
Speaking to Variety, RDF USA executive Greg Goldman teased that Feldman and Haim possess a chemistry that “just pops off the screen.”
The Coreys would find the Coreys playing fictionalized versions of themselves, presumably because it would be funnier and less sad that way. Feldman would play Corey Feldman, married father of one son; Haim would play Corey Haim, single man. While both play those roles in real life, too, the TV show would ratchet up the comedy in the situation by having Haim, as Variety put it, “[shake] life up for the Feldmans.”
Feldman and Haim, both 34, last teamed up, per IMDb.com, for two recent episodes of the Cartoon Network series, Robot Chicken. They also both appeared in the cameo-laden 2003 David Spade film, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.
A feathered-hair generation ago, Feldman and Haim earned their “Two Coreys” title in The Lost Boys, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream. Later, and to lesser acclaim, they costarred in Busted (directed by Feldman), Blown Away, National Lampoon’s Last Resort and Dream a Little Dream 2. Not one of those films, all made in the 1990s, were released in theaters.
While both Feldman and Haim have struggled to recapture the careers they had in the 1980s, Haim has just plain struggled, with drugs, with finances, with eBay regulations (in 2001, the site pulled an auction by the actor in which he was selling off one of his molars).
Last March, London’s Daily Star quoted a “close pal” of Haim as saying the former idol was “clean and sober and ready to put his life in perspective.” As such, the paper said, Haim was planning to write a tell-all about an affair he had with U.K. tab magnet Victoria Beckham during her Posh Spice/Spice Girls phase.
Feldman, meanwhile, has dabbled in music, renounced childhood friend Michael Jackson, and amassed more than 100 IMDb.com TV and film credits, many of them recent. Often, he appears as himself (see: The Surreal Life); at least once, he appeared as Store Clerk (see: Serial Killing 4 Dummys).
Hey, remember the 80s?
Two Coreys Together Again