Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Scott Weiland biopic in the works

A biopic based on the memoir of former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is in the works.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Paper Heart” will tell the story of the late rocker, who died in December 2015 at age 48 from an accidental overdose while on tour.

Dark Pictures and Orian Williams have acquired the book rights to Weiland’s 2011 memoir, “Not Dead & Not For Sale.”

Jennifer Erwin, a die-hard Stone Temple Pilots fan who co-founded Dark Pictures with Anne Beagan, will write the script for the film adaptation of Weiland’s life that is set to meld rock stardom with a moving love story, the rock band frontman plunged into addiction and then fighting his way back to the top with comebacks.

“It’s an honor to have the trust to tell Scott’s story and the ability to portray the lesser known sides of him — the loving and tender man he was, the high school athlete he was, the melancholy soul he was and the legendary frontman that he will always be,” Erwin said in a statement.

“Scott was glamorous, complicated and wounded. His childhood had a big effect on his struggles with addiction,” Beagan added in her own statement.

The titles of both Weiland’s memoir and the planned biopics’s title are taken from lyrics in the 1996 Stone Temple Pilots song “Tripppin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart”, as featured on the group’s third album, “Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop.”

See also:

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