Bruce Springsteen | Biopic in the works with The Bear’s Jeremy Allen White expected to star

Jeremy Allen White to play Bruce Springsteen?
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Bruce Springsteen will be the subject of Deliver Me From Nowhere, a biopic from director Scott Cooper. The Bear’s Jeremy Allen White is the top choice to star.

Writer and director Scott Cooper is no stranger to musical films, having written and directed the terrific 2009 drama Crazy Heart, which saw Jeff Bridges play an alcoholic country singer, for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor.

Deliver Me From Nowhere, much like Bob Marley: One Love, which is still in cinemas, will focus on the creation of one iconic album, in this case Nebraska, which Springsteen made in 1982. It is often cited as his masterpiece. It was released between 1980’s The River and 1984’s Born In The USA, and Springsteen recorded it without his regular collaborators The E Street Band. Born In The USA is one of the best selling albums of all time.

The Bear star Jeremy Allen White is in talks to play Springsteen according to Deadline, and talks are underway with A24 to make the film. Scott Stuber, who recently left the role of Chairman of Netflix, will produce alongside Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith Vein and Eric Robinson.

Cooper will direct from a script he wrote, adapted from the book of the same name by Warren Zanes.

Springsteen and his manager Jon Landau are actively involved in the project. It is not the first time Springsteen has been the subject of a film – Gurinder Chadha’s wonderful 2017 comedy drama Blinded By The Light adapted the story of writer Sarfraz Manzoor and his obsession with Springsteen and his music – the Born To Run sequence must qualify as one of the most joyous scenes of the last decade.

Springsteen himself won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 1994 for Streets Of Philadelphia, which he wrote for 1993 drama Philadelphia.

Deliver Me From Nowhere will begin filming later this year; we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

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