Peter Sarsgaard is set to star in a biopic of famed bluegrass musician Bill Monroe according to The Wrap.
Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys band pioneered the genre in a career that spanned six decades and nearly twenty albums. The film is expected to follow the mold of Johnnie Cash biopic “Walk The Line” and Finn Taylor (“Cherish,” “The Darwin Awards”) will direct.
Sarsgaard has brought Callie Khouri (“Thelma And Louise”) onto the independently-financed production to re-write an early script draft. The pair’s other halves, musician T. Bone Burnett and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, both worked on “Crazy Heart” and Burnett may be involved in a similar capacity here.