It’s not very often that biopics of living musicians happen, but we’re close to another one, apparently: There is reportedly a biopic in the works about Glen Campbell, the country singer behind “Rhinestone Cowboy” and others, who is often credited with bringing country music to the pop charts (with help from others, obviously). Campbell cut his teeth as a session man, working with Frank Sinatra, the Righteous Brothers, and the Monkees, among others, and fought long fights against cocaine and alcohol abuse. So, the material is undoubtedly here.
But what makes it weird is that Campbell is still alive, and is currently on his “farewell” tour, so I guess the timing is good? The film is being developed by James Keach, the producer behind Walk the Line, so it has a pedigree. [Spinner]