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"They're gonna make a [theatrical] movie outta me" - First-ever Springsteen "biopic" is a go

March 27, 2024

As reported yesterday by Deadline and then confirmed by Variety, plans are afoot to adapt Warren Zanes' book Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska into a dramatic-narrative film. Actor-turned-writer-director Scott Cooper will helm the project, with actor Jeremy Allen White identified as the top choice to play Bruce Springsteen (though White hasn't yet signed on officially.) The film will be the first music-oriented "biopic" centered around any aspect of Springsteen's life and career. According to Deadline's report, "Springsteen and his manager Jon Landau are actively involved in the project, and more details will be forthcoming."

Hmm. On "paper," so to speak, this project seems to have very strong trainwreck potential. And Letters To You has posted some misgivings with Zanes' book itself. (See our editor's note here.) On the other hand, Scott Cooper is the kind of talented writer-director who just might be able to pull off what seems like such an offbeat idea. And despite what we see as the EXTREMELY-less-than-stellar track-record of musician-biopics in general, we still have all fingers and toes crossed that in the end, Deliver Me From Nowhere will turn out to be a great film. Let's watch what happens next...


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