Brian Robbins (“Starship Dave”) is set to direct and produce Disney’s “Jailhouse Rock,” based on an L.A. Weekly article by Joshuah Bearman reports Variety.
The film is based on the true story of an “American Idol”-like singing contest held in an Arizona jail.
Bret Kaiser, a heavy-metal musician-turned-detention officer at Arizona’s Tent City, rallied thousands of inmates to participate in the “Inmate Idle Singing Con-Test.”
Cell block hostilities were curtailed as inmates rallied around the contestants. Alice Cooper was a guest judge for the finals.