The story of The Replacements is being changed into a biopic by Josh Boone, the author/director of latest Marvel film The New Mutants and the upcoming Stephen King The Stand miniseries.
Sure, it does sound like a bizarre combo. The New Mutants sat on the shelf for over a yr and at last opened in August to horrible critiques, however Boone is clearly an enormous fan of the band, and his supply materials — Bob Mehr’s implausible 2016 biography, Bother Boys — could not be extra strong. “After we have been capturing The New Mutants, I began engaged on, with [co-writer] Knate, we began engaged on an adaptation,” he advised GamesRadar.
Boone tells GamesRadar he is additionally bought among the movie solid. “So Nat Wolff goes to play Paul Westerberg. Nat’s been in nearly every thing I’ve completed. He was in The Stand. He starred in my first film. He was in The Fault in Our Stars. He’s the most effective actors on the planet. Owen Teague, who’s in The Stand, goes to play Tommy Stinson in it – actually within the second half of it, as a result of within the first half, Tommy Stinson is sort of a 12-year-old.”
“We’ve bought all of the scripts completed for that,” Boone provides, “so I’m actually casting that proper now. I’m going to go make that.” We can (hardly) look ahead to this one, however maybe there’s potential. With Paul and Tommy solid, who would you wish to play Bob Stinson and Chris Mars? Slim Dunlap?
Earlier than that, The Replacements are releasing a deluxe version of 1987’s Happy to Meet Me with 29 beforehand unreleased tracks. You’ll be able to take a look at the demo of “I.O.U.” under.
In the meantime, Boone’s miniseries adaptation of The Stand will air on CBS All Entry in December and stars Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Odessa Younger, Jovan Adepo and extra. You’ll be able to watch the first-look trailer under.