Being the former drummer for my all-time favorite band, I owe at least some debt to Ringo Starr — which is to say that everything he does, though frequently middling, gets some passing attention. Yet I might have zero choice but to give note to this next project, since Deadline reports that he and Dave A. Stewart (he of ’80s synth-rock group Eurythmics) just pitched their own musical, Hole in the Fence, to Paramount, which the studio has duly picked up and set David Harris to write; it’s indicated the two will also create the soundtrack.
Right now, we know their basic revolves around “a group of kids who form a band to escape their depressing mining town,” and who, somehow, use the immense power of their rocking music to express all that pent-up angst. Although this initial logline leads me to think there won’t be much in the way of original content here, I’m always game for a fun, well-composed musical — and I’d say Starr‘s already proven he can make a good song or two when on-point. (I also like a couple of Eurythmics tunes, for whatever that’s worth.)
Is this a proper duo to have working on a musical?
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Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Michael Snydel and Bill Graham. First, we discuss the death of director Jonathan Demme. Then, we talk about the anime film Your Name. by Makoto Shinkai. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream download (right-click and save as…). […]
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