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Dreamin' Wild TBA Development

Donnie and Joe Emerson's family leverage their farm in the 1970s in order to pro… more

Donnie and Joe Emerson's family leverage their farm in the 1970s in order to produce the brothers’ record, Dreamin’ Wild.

Company: Focus Features

Spinning Gold TBA Development

A biopic of the iconic 1970s record executive and wild man Neil Bogart, the foun… more

A biopic of the iconic 1970s record executive and wild man Neil Bogart, the founder of Casablanca who was closely aligned with the rise of disco. He's credited with discovering and launching the careers of a generation of superstars, including Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, KISS, Parliament, Donna Summer and the Village People.

Space Opera TBA Development

A fierce musical contest has arisen in the wake of a great galactic war known a… more

A fierce musical contest has arisen in the wake of a great galactic war known as the Metagalactic Grand Prix. Part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past, species far and wide compete in feats of song, and dance.

Mughal Mowgli TBA Development

Follows a British Pakistani rapper who, on the cusp of his first world tour, is… more

Follows a British Pakistani rapper who, on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an illness that threatens to derail his big break.

Soul Soul Soul: The Mur... TBA Development

Murray Murray, a legendary soul singer from the early 1960s, is a legend in his… more

Murray Murray, a legendary soul singer from the early 1960s, is a legend in his own mind. He puts his old band back together and tries to take down hip-hop when a hot artist samples his hit song from 1962.

Rock Star Mommy TBA Development

A suburban soccer mom and housewife becomes the founder and guitarist for an all… more

A suburban soccer mom and housewife becomes the founder and guitarist for an all-mom surf-punk band.

Blond Ambition TBA Development

The story is set in early 1980s New York as Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her… more

The story is set in early 1980s New York as Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her first album, struggling in a business that treats women badly, while also dealing with a burgeoning love life and the first hints of fame.

Milli Vanilli TBA Development

The '80s pop duo Milli Vanilli, made up of Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, soars… more

The '80s pop duo Milli Vanilli, made up of Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, soars to the top of the charts then falls just as precipitously when they are exposed as lip-synching frauds.

The Idolmaker TBA Development

A remake of the 1980 drama based on the life of music producer Bob Marcucci who… more

A remake of the 1980 drama based on the life of music producer Bob Marcucci who tries to shape two boys into music idols.

A Life in the Day TBA Development

Follows the life of Brian Epstein, who discovered and managed the Beatles from 1… more

Follows the life of Brian Epstein, who discovered and managed the Beatles from 1961 through 1967, when he died of a drug overdose at 32.

Django TBA Development

The life story of the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. He was this ha… more

The life story of the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. He was this handsome gypsy whose music was just reaching the mainstream when a fire started in the gypsy caravan and he rushed in to save his wife (getting badly burned in the process). The doctors wanted to amputate his left hand and right leg, but the gypsies (kidnapped) him and nursed him back to health. He played anyway, until he was captured during WWII by the Nazis, who had outlawed jazz in Europe and wanted to completely exterminate gypsies. His music wound up saving his life." He later became the toast of the Paris jazz set and realized his dream to play with Ellington at Carnegie Hall.

Kit Lambert Project TBA Development

Kit Lambert discovers the rock band The Who while he is trying to make a film ab… more

Kit Lambert discovers the rock band The Who while he is trying to make a film about the band, known then as the High Numbers. Instead, he decides to manage the band and to launch their musical career, and with Chris Stamp -- brother of Terence Stamp -- Lambert pushes Townshend to take The Who into more experimental avenues. The result is the seminal rock opera album "Tommy," which later becomes a Ken Russell film. Lambert also works with Jimi Hendrix and other artists, and is as known for self-destruction as they are.

Marvin TBA Development

Follows Marvin Gaye's entire life, from his emergence at Motown through his defi… more

Follows Marvin Gaye's entire life, from his emergence at Motown through his defiance of Berry Gordy to record "What's Goin' On" and on up to his death.

Marvin Gaye TBA Development

A biopic of the Motown soul singer behind such hits as “What’s Going On,” “Sexua… more

A biopic of the Motown soul singer behind such hits as “What’s Going On,” “Sexual Healing,” and “Let’s Get It On”.

Straight No Chaser TBA Development

Ten students form an a capella group long before the current craze of high schoo… more

Ten students form an a capella group long before the current craze of high school choral groups. The group plays venues such as Wrigley Field and Carnegie Hall, but the members disband three years later (though the group continued on the university level with new singers). But a few years later, the original group not only gets back together but signs a five-album deal.

The Great Pretender TBA Development

Based on the autobiography of London-based music promoter Roy Tempest, who organ… more

Based on the autobiography of London-based music promoter Roy Tempest, who organized UK tours in the 1960s for some of America’s biggest soul acts – even though the acts were fakes.

The Legend of Fillmore ... TBA Development

Fillmore Slim (né Clarence Sims) begins pursuing a music career in the 1950s, bu… more

Fillmore Slim (né Clarence Sims) begins pursuing a music career in the 1950s, but is lured away by the pimp game during the 1960s and 1970s. He eventually returns to music in the 1980s and continues to tour today at age 77.