A Boy Named Shel Movie

A Boy Named Shel movie production status is currently Development

December 4, 2017 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

Who's Involved:

McG, James Franco, Sean Sorensen, Chris Shafer, Mary Viola, Paul Vicknair

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Explores the personal and professional struggles that made Shel Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic,” chart-topping songs such as Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” and Dr. Hook’s “The Cover of Rolling Stone”; and memorable illustrations.

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A look at the A Boy Named Shel behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James Franco last directed Pretenders and Future World. The film's writer Chris Shafer last wrote The Girl Who Conned The Ivy League.


Sean Sorensen
Mary Viola

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Key Facts

  1. Adapted from the optioned 2009 book "A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein" by Lisa Rogak. True story.

Filming Timeline

On or about December 4, 2017, the film was in Development status.

On or about July 26, 2014, the film was in Development status.

A Boy Named Shel Release Date: When is it coming out?

A Boy Named Shel is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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