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20th Century Studios Lands Bruce Springsteen Biopic to Star Jeremy Allen White

20th Century Studios Lands Bruce Springsteen Biopic

20th Century Studios has closed a deal to finance and release “Deliver Me from Nowhere,” a biopic based on musician Bruce Springsteen.

The Details

“Deliver Me from Nowhere” focuses on the time in Springsteen’s life where he wrote and recorded his classic 1982 album, “Nebraska.”

The album begins with the title song “Nebraska”, a first-person narrative based on the true story of 19-year-old spree killer Charles Starkweather and his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, and ends with “Reason to Believe”, a complex narrative that offers a small amount of hope to counterbalance the otherwise dark nature of the album.

Emmy-winning “The Bear” star Jeremy Allen White has been picked to portray Bruce Springsteen for the film that will be written and directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart,” “Antlers”).

The Bear

Bruce Springsteen and his longtime manager Jon Landau are said to be actively involved in the film project, which is a good sign.

Reportedly indie distributor A24 was also interested in the film, but David Greenbaum, the new head of the combined Disney live action and 20th Century Studios, is a huge fan of The Boss, and leveraged his Disney clout to land the film.

“Deliver Me from Nowhere” is scheduled shoot in the fall, once White wraps on Season Four of his hit FX show.

The film will get a global theatrical release, before it most likely ends up streaming on Hulu.