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Ken Kwapis Adapts "The Shaggs" Musical

By Garth Franklin Wednesday January 30th 2013 12:07PM
Ken Kwapis Adapts "The Shaggs" Musical

Filmmaker Ken Kwapis ("Big Miracle") is teaming with writer/producer Joy Gregory on a feature adaptation of the off-Broadway musical "The Shaggs: Philosophy Of The World".

The musical is based on the real-life story of a trio of teenage sisters from rural New Hampshire. Their late-’60s band polarized critics with their lone studio album ridiculed.

Years later though, said album was hailed as groundbreaking by influential artists like Kurt Cobain and Frank Zappa.

Kwapis, Gregory and Alexandra Beattie will produce. Kwapis will direct from Gregory's script, and the trio has secured the band’s life rights from the two surviving members who will serve as consultants.

Source: Deadline

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