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Jeremy Allen White in Talks to Portray Bruce Springsteen in Biopic ‘Deliver Me From Nowhere’

Jeremy Allen White in Talks to Portray Bruce Springsteen in Biopic ‘Deliver Me From Nowhere’

From The Bear to The Boss! ET can confirm that Jeremy Allen White is in talks to play the legendary singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen in the upcoming biopic Deliver Me From Nowhere.  The film is being helmed by Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper and being produced by former Netflix chairman, Scott Stuber. The arthouse, Oscar-producing film company A24 is in talks for the movie. Springsteen and his manager, Jon Landau, are also “actively involved” in the project, according to Deadline.  Deadline was the first to report this news.  Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images The movie is set to follow Springsteen as he crafts his 1982 album, Nebraska, with the E Street Band. The film will be an adaptation of Warren Zanes’ 2023 book, Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska.  The album was Springsteen’s sixth studio album and was released in 1982 to critical acclaim.  Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images While Springsteen has participated in his share of concert films, this is the first biopic about his life. He previously won an Oscar in 1994 for penning …

From ‘The Bear’ to The Boss: Jeremy Allen White May Play Bruce Springsteen

From ‘The Bear’ to The Boss: Jeremy Allen White May Play Bruce Springsteen

A new movie about the making of Bruce Springsteen‘s landmark 1982 roots album Nebraska, which was born from writing sessions for what would become the E Street Band’s chart-shattering Born in the U.S.A. album, has set its sights on The Bear star Jeremy Allen White to play the singer-songwriter. Deadline reported that the actor is the “top choice” to play The Boss, although the article also notes that “negotiations haven’t begun with the actor.” So this may very well be news to White too. His rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The film, based on Warren Zanes‘ 2023 book Deliver Me From Nowhere, which chronicled the writing and recording sessions from this era of Springsteen’s career, is being adapted by writer and director Scott Cooper, best known for Crazy Heart, the 2009 musical drama that won Jeff Bridges the best actor Oscar, and last year’s Edgar Allan Poe historical mystery The Pale Blue Eye. His representative had no additional comment. The Springsteen film is being produced by Scott Stuber, until recently …

Jeremy Allen White in Talks to Star in Bruce Springsteen Biopic Movie

Jeremy Allen White in Talks to Star in Bruce Springsteen Biopic Movie

Jeremy Allen White is looking to start dancing in the dark, as the Emmy-winning actor is eyeing the starring role of Bruce Springsteen in a feature biopic. White is in talks to play the rock superstar in Deliver Me From Nowhere, which also has A24 circling. Based on Warren Zanes’ 2023 book of the same name, the movie is set to focus on the making of Springsteen’s 1982 album, Nebraska. Scott Cooper is adapting the script with plans to direct. Gotham Group is behind the project, which counts Eric Robinson and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein as producers. Former Netflix film head Scott Stuber is also involved in the screen version of Deliver Me From Nowhere. Springsteen is a music icon known as “The Boss” and continues to draw rapt audiences with his legendary live performances. Nebraska was Springsteen’s sixth studio album and released two years before his smash Born in the U.S.A. came out in 1984. Featuring blue-collar narratives and with Springsteen performing all the instrumentals on his own, Nebraska landed at No. 150 on Rolling Stone’s …

Bruce Springsteen first international songwriter to be Ivors Academy fellow | Ents & Arts News

Bruce Springsteen first international songwriter to be Ivors Academy fellow | Ents & Arts News

Bruce Springsteen has been made a fellow of the UK’s Ivors Academy – the first international songwriter to do so. The American icon, 74, was named as the next recipient of the academy’s highest honour on Tuesday in recognition of the impact his career has had on the cultural landscape of the UK. The Born to Run musician has sold more than 140 million records worldwide, as well as winning 20 Grammys, an Oscar and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Image: Joe Biden presents Springsteen with a National Medal of Arts medal in the White House last March. Pic: Reuters Springsteen said in a statement: “In addition to recognising my songwriting, the award stands as a tribute to the fans and friends who have supported me and my work for the last 50 years. “This entire country has made me feel welcome every step of the way, and for this, I will always remain deeply appreciative.” The Boss has released 21 studio albums – from his first offering Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ in 1973 …

Bruce Springsteen, 74, opens up about future of his career after painful health battle: ‘It was killing me’

Bruce Springsteen, 74, opens up about future of his career after painful health battle: ‘It was killing me’

Bruce Springsteen returned to the stage earlier this week at Phoenix, Arizona’s Footprint Center after months away from touring, following it up with an appearance in Las Vegas on Friday. The singer, 74, announced in September that he was postponing shows from the Springsteen and E Street Band Tour till 2024 due to symptoms of peptic ulcer disease. The Mayo Clinic describes the condition as “open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine,” saying that the “most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is stomach pain.” © Getty ImagesBruce Springsteen returned to the stage for his tour in Phoenix on March 19 During an interview with Sirius XM’s E Street Radio host Jim Rotolo after his comeback show, Springsteen opened up further about his condition and how it affected his ability to sing and perform. “Once I started singing, you know, you can rehearse singing, but your voice isn’t the same in rehearsal,” he shared, adding that the disease left him unable to actually sing. …

Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain Honor Jon Bon Jovi at MusiCares Gala

Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain Honor Jon Bon Jovi at MusiCares Gala

Jon Bon Jovi was the man of the hour at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala on Friday, where the rock star was celebrated by a tribute lineup that included Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Melissa Etheridge, Jelly Roll, Damiano David and Sammy Hagar. The Bon Jovi frontman was awarded the annual honor for his artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy. Proceeds from the gala support MusiCares, the leading music charity offering health and human services to music professionals. The event — held in downtown Los Angeles right across the street from where Sunday’s Grammys will take place — began with an auction that included two Bon Jovi-related items: a volunteer day and dinner with the star at his JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurant in New Jersey and a tasting of his Hampton Water Rosé wine in East Hampton, with the musician and his son Jesse. After the auction, there was a two-hour tribute concert of the band’s greatest hits, with plenty of praise for the musical legend along the way. The night …

New Jersey comes West to kick off Grammy weekend with native sons Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen

New Jersey comes West to kick off Grammy weekend with native sons Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Jersey came to the West Coast to kick off Grammy Awards weekend, with native sons Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen teaming up. The occasion was to honor Bon Jovi for his musical achievements and philanthropic efforts as MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday night. Bon Jovi hailed Springsteen as “my hero, my friend, my mentor” to a crowd of 2,000 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Instead of performing at the end of the evening as is traditional for the honoree, Bon Jovi got the nearly three-hour show going. He and Springsteen traded guitar licks on “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” as scenes of New Jersey were projected behind them. With the crowd on its feet for a standing ovation, they segued into Springsteen’s “The Promised Land,” with Bon Jovi on harmonica before Springsteen joined him. Bon Jovi then retreated to his star-studded table in the crowd. He was joined by his wife, Dorothea, Paul McCartney and his wife, Nancy, Springsteen, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft …

Bruce Springsteen posts emotional tribute as he announces death of his mother Adele | Ents & Arts News

Bruce Springsteen posts emotional tribute as he announces death of his mother Adele | Ents & Arts News

Bruce Springsteen’s mother – known to fans for often joining him on stage to dance – has died aged 98. The US rocker paid tribute to Adele Springsteen on Instagram, posting a video of them dancing together in a garden. He said she died on Wednesday and quoted the lyrics from The Wish, a song he previously wrote about her. “I remember in the morning mom hearing your alarm clock ring,” he posted. “I’d lie in bed and listen to you getting ready for work, the sound of your makeup case on the sink. “And the ladies at the office all lipstick, perfume and rustling skirts, how proud and happy you always looked walking home from work.” The 74-year-old musician signed off: “I’ve got my hot rod down on Bond Street, I’m older but you’ll know me in a glance. “We’ll find us a Little rock ‘n roll bar and we’ll go out and dance.” The cause of Adele Springsteen’s death was not immediately revealed. But the star’s mother, who was a legal secretary for …

We Are the World: Bruce Springsteen features in Netflix ‘documentary about ‘greatest night in pop’

We Are the World: Bruce Springsteen features in Netflix ‘documentary about ‘greatest night in pop’

Sign up to Roisin O’Connor’s free weekly newsletter Now Hear This for the inside track on all things music Get our Now Hear This email for free Lionel Richie has promised fans are in for a treat when they tune into Netflix’s forthcoming documentary, The Greatest Night in Pop, which delves into the making of the 1985 charity single, “We Are the World”. A trailer released this week teases footage that shows some of the biggest artists of the time, including Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper, Ray Charles and Bob Dylan, cramming in Jim Henson’s studio to record the track. The documentary, which was directed by Bao Nguyen, also interviews Springsteen, Lauper, Smokey Robinson and Dionne Warwick, among others, about their memories of that fateful day on 25 January. It features never-before-seen footage, along with new details about the song’s creation decades after its release. “The greatest artists of a generation came together to save some lives,” Richie says in the trailer, “but we only had one night to get this right.” …