Specific: One of the biggest musical acts of the 1990s is getting the biopic treatment from Hollywood: a new film on the rock band Sublime is in development with Sony Pictures The Hunger Games Helmer Francis Lawrence joined to direct. Sony’s 3000 Pictures, Chernin Entertainment, About: Blank, Dave Kaplan and Peter Paterno are developing the film; Kaplan and Paterno, the driving forces behind the property over the years, played a big part in putting the pieces together.
ozarki Writer Chris Mundy is writing the script, with Peter Chernin, Geno Topping and David Ready producing for Chernin Entertainment with Lawrence about Lawrence as well as Surfdog/DKM and KHPS’s Paterno. On behalf of the estate of executive producer Bradley Nowell, Sublime band members Bud Gow and Eric Wilson, Troy Nowell and Jacob Novell, and Surfdog/DKM’s Scott Sr. Cameron McConomy is the executive producer for Almost: Empty.
“Wow — we can’t believe it’s finally happening, and we couldn’t be more honored and excited to see the greats Francis Lawrence and Chris Mundy tell our story,” said Gough & Wilson of Sublime, Bradley’s widow Troy. Said with Novell and son Jake. “We are extremely grateful to Peter Paterno and Dave Kaplan/Surfdog for their persistence and vision in moving this film forward, and to Sony 3000 Pictures and Chernin Entertainment for believing in us and bringing it to the big screen We know Bradley’s talent and spirit will be part of this incredible journey.
Late-back Long Beach trio Sublime spawned an entire genre—fusing reggae grooves, punk grittiness, ska energy, back-porch folk introspection, and hip-hop swagger. The wide appeal made it a household name, a milestone notably reached after the untimely demise of lead singer Bradley Novell at the age of 28, just as the band was catching fire. “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way,” and “Don’t Time” innovative staples from the ’90s alternative boom after 30 years of continued radio airplay and massive commercial success hitting the airwaves for the first time as tolerated.
“We are thrilled that Sublime’s very cool and important story will finally be told,” said manager Kaplan. “They were fearless and a pioneer in bringing together so many musical genres, cultures, and lifestyles during their short time as a band, and their music continues to influence musicians and artists today. Peter Paterno and I have been in the past. Six years spent looking for the right partners, and we’re pinching ourselves with this ‘dream team’ of Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva along with 3000 Pictures, Francis Lawrence, Chris Mundy and Chernin’ guys and can’t wait to see this movie. To see it being made.”
Paiva is overseeing the project of 3000 Pictures. Jamie Spatner, Director of Development at Chernin Entertainment, has been an integral part of the project and will oversee Chernin.
Lawrence has been a much in-demand director as he prepares for Netflix’s release slumberland Starring and in production by Jason Momoa The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, He has also recently signed on to direct Netflix bioshock Customization.
Mundy was a five-time Emmy nominee for the Netflix series ozarki, for which he was the showrunner and executive producer. His other writing credits include Blood And low winter sun,
Lawrence is repealed by CAA, Three Arts and Hansen Jacobson Taylor. Mundi has been replicated by CAA, Grandview and Hansen Jacobson Taylor. Sublime is reprized by UTA, Peter Paterno and Joe Carlon for King Holmes Paterno and Soriano.