Script is currently being written
Ann Wilson has confirmed a Heart biopic is currently being produced at Amazon . The singer shared the news on Friday (Nov 27th) with host Lyndsey Parker on SiriusXM’s Volume West. She confirms Carrie Browestein, of the punk band Sleater-Kinney and the costar of IFC’s Portlandia, is currently writing the script that she’ll also direct.
“There’s one in the works. I can’t tell you all about it because it’s still being written right now,” Wilson shares of the project. “Carrie Brownstein is writing it. I saw the first script. I saw the first draft of the script. It’s really cool. She’s working with the movie company Amazon and with the producer, Linda Obst, who did Sleepless in Seattle.”
The film covers Ann and sister Nancy Wilson’s rise to fame as a classic rock duo with hits such as “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” “Magic Man,” and others. Wilson says the script starts at childhood and ends in the 90’s. She also confirms casting is underway for the lead characters, although no one who’s currently auditioned has been right for the part.
“A few actresses have come forward. No one is right, but it’s known that the role of Nancy, the role of me is being cast. We’ll just see how that goes,” she shares. “Anne Hathaway came forward [for the part of Ann], but I don’t think she’s exactly right for it, you know?”
Wilson says the film has been delayed due to COVID and it’s not yet known if the actresses who are hired will be required to sing the Heart catalog or lip sync to the previously recorded tracks.
“I’m really not sure, you know? That’s still in development right now. Because of COVID, it slowed everything down, but it’s definitely coming along,” she assures.
Heart are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have sold more than 35 million records, garnered four GRAMMY Award nominations, landed ten Top 10 albums, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and achieved “the longest span of Top 10 albums on the Billboard charts by a female-led band.”
Last month, Ann Wilson released a timely cover of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now,” marking her first new music in two years. It’s her first solo material since 2008.
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