Late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland could be the first Grunge era singer to get his own biopic film, with Dark Pictures and Orian Williams acquiring the film rights to Weiland’s 2011 autobiography ‘Not Dead & Not For Sale.’
Jennifer Erwin, who co-founded Dark Pictures with Anne Beagan and is a “diehard” STP fan, and will write the script for the movie.
“It’s an honor to have the trust to tell Scott’s story and the ability to portray the lesser known sides of him — the loving and tender man he was, the high school athlete he was, the melancholy soul he was and the legendary frontman that he will always be,” Erwin said in a statement.
“Scott was glamorous, complicated and wounded. His childhood had a big effect on his struggles with addiction,” Beagan added in another own statement.
Weiland’s estate, headed by his second wife Mary representing their children Noah and Lucy, is working with Dark Pictures and will give the company access to Weiland’s unreleased music.
“We want to make the most authentic film possible about this remarkable artist,” said Orian Williams, a producer on the film. “Beyond Scott’s page-turning memoir, connecting with those closest to Scott is important to get the details right.”