Scott Weiland, the gifted however troubled late singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver who famously battled substance abuse all through his profession, would be the topic of a brand new function biopic titled Paper Coronary heart.
THR broke the information, reporting that Paper Coronary heart will probably be based mostly on the e-book Not Useless & Not for Sale, which Weiland co-wrote with writer David Ritz. Orian Williams (Management) will produce the movie alongside Darkish Photos, whose co-founder Jennifer Erwin will write the script.
“It’s an honor to have the belief to inform Scott’s story and the power to painting the lesser-known sides of him – the loving and tender man he was, the highschool athlete he was, the melancholy soul he was, and the legendary frontman that he’ll all the time be,” Erwin mentioned in a press release.
“Scott was glamorous, difficult and wounded. His childhood had an enormous impact on his struggles with dependancy,” added Anne Beagan, co-founder of Darkish Photos. Beagan is alluding to Weiland's well-publicized struggles with heroin, that are sure to be part of Paper Coronary heart.
“We’ve been approached many instances about Scott’s story and when this staff got here to us with their imaginative and prescient for a movie, it felt proper," David Vigliano, whose firm handles Weiland’s property, mentioned in a press release to THR, which additionally reported that the filmmakers have entry to beforehand unreleased music for Paper Coronary heart.
Having grown up a rock fan within the '90s, I used to be positively into the primary three STP albums — Core (that includes "Creep," "Plush" and "Depraved Backyard"), which offered greater than 8 million albums in America; Purple (that includes "Huge Empty," "Interstate Love Track" and "Vaseline"), which carried out practically as properly; and Tiny Music… Songs From the Vatican Present Store (that includes "Huge Bang Child," "Tumble within the Tough" and "Trippin' on a Gap in a Paper Coronary heart"). The truth is, I used to be jamming out to STP this previous weekend on the drive again to Boston from my brother's marriage ceremony in Vermont, as a result of I used to be listening to The Crow soundtrack, which featured "Huge Empty."
Stone Temple Pilots disbanded in 2003 earlier than reuniting in 2008 for a tour that led them to report one final studio album with Weiland in 2010. The singer died in 2015 and was changed by Jeff Gutt, who joined the band in 2017. Throughout STP's hiatus years, Weiland joined the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which featured a number of band members from Weapons 'N Roses. I wasn't an enormous Velvet Revolver man, however my Dad was positively into them, and Weiland was the lead vocalist on their two albums, which have been launched in 2004 and 2007. I don't know a lot concerning the man behind the music however that is one biopic that has definitely piqued my curiosity, and I'm keen to listen to his unreleased music, because the California native was a expertise who was taken too quickly.
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