Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous,” “We Bought a Zoo”) is lining up the long-gestating film adaptation of David Sheff’s novel “Beautiful Boy” as one of his upcoming projects says The Wrap.
Crowe’s script is said to be a “meditation” on both Sheff’s book and his son Nic’s memoir “Tweak”. ‘Boy’ chronicles Nic’s descent into methamphetamine abuse as a teenager from the perspective of his father.
Sheff conducted the last major interview with John Lennon before he was assassinated in 1980, the title refers to the song John penned for his son Sean that year.
Paramount optioned the rights in 2008 for Steven Zaillian to adapt and Plan B to produce. Paramount is out but Plan B remains onboard to co-produce with New Regency.
Crowe is reportedly looking to direct the film after he completes the romantic comedy “Deep Tiki” which was revived from cold storage last month at Sony.
The Playlist adds that he’s also being sought for HBO’s adaptation of Michael Chabon’s novel “Telegraph Avenue” about two friends and record store owners in 2004 on the verge of going out of business.