Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Almost Almost Famous

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Jason Lee has set up a new comedy at Warner Bros. and several of the details sound very familiar.

The story revolves around a 70s band. Lee is their leader - though not their vocalist. A new vocalist is hired, and it turns out the new guy has broadway aspirations. Hilarity ensues.

I'm sure you can pick out the bits and pieces of Almost Famous by yourself. Lee came up with the concept (I wonder what gave him the idea?), will star and produce, and has one J D Ryznar writing the script. Both the band and the film will be called Krater, which even ends with the same letters as Stillwater, the Almost Famous band. Weird? Okay, maybe not. But it will be when Billy Crudup joins the cast, Kate Hudson appears as a groupie and Rolling Stone have Patrick Fugit conduct an interview with Lee.

Writer Ryznar is also working on Jack Black's The Department of Acceptable Media - a clip show somewhere between America's Stonediest Home Videos, Strutter and Takeover TV.

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