The Django Unchained filmmaker has signed on to lead the cast in The Man with the Kaleidoscope Eyes, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The movie will tell the story behind Corman's controversial drug drama The Trip.
Corman says, "It's the story of how I made The Trip in the 1960s about Lsd. It starred Jack Nicholson in one of his first roles and I took Lsd so I knew what it was all about.
"It was very controversial but it was the only American picture invited to the Cannes Film Festival that year. I have a cameo role in the movie about it, playing the executive who didn't want me to make the film."