People Staff
June 22, 1999 12:00 AM

Jerry Lewis, who starred in the 1960 comedy “Cinderfella,” is selling the rights for a new version of the film. Lewis and New Line Cinema didn’t disclose financial terms, but Daily Variety says the comedian received seven figures and could end up with as much as $5 million, depending on how the movie does at the box office. “The Nutty Professor” remake with Eddie Murphy two years ago earned $270 million worldwide. “Cinderfella” could be out next year or in early 2000. The original “Cinderfella” was a retelling of the fairy tale with Lewis playing a male Cinderella up against a wicked stepmother and two greedy stepsons.

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