exclusive: One of the biggest musical acts of the ’90s was getting biographical treatment out of Hollywood as a new movie about a rock band sublime In development with Sony Pictures hunger Games Helmet Francis Lawrence attached directly. Sony 3000 photosChernin Entertainment, about:blank, Dave Kaplan, and Peter Paterno develop the film, with Kaplan and Paterno as the driving force behind the property for years and played a big role in bringing the pieces together.
Ozark Writer Chris Mundy writes the screenplay, with Peter Chernin, Gino Topping and David Reddy producing for Chernin Entertainment along with Lawrence from About: blank, Kaplan of Surfdog/DKM and Paterno of KHPS. Sublime members Bud Gaugh, Eric Wilson, Troy Nowell and Jakob Nowell on behalf of Bradley Nowell, and Surfdog/DKM’s Scott Seine are executive producers. Cameron McConomy produces approximately: Blank.
“Wonderful—we can’t believe this is finally happening, and we couldn’t be more honored and excited to have the great Francis Lawrence and Chris Mundy tell our story,” said Sublime’s Gog and Wilson, along with Bradley’s widow Troy Noel and son Jake. “We are so grateful to Peter Paterno and Dave Kaplan/Surfdog for their years of perseverance and vision in getting this film done and we thank Sony’s 3000 Pictures and Chernin Entertainment for believing in us and bringing it to the big screen. We know that Bradley’s talent and spirit will be a part of this amazing journey.”
The sublime trio of quiet Long Beach spawned an entire genre—merging reggae canyons, punk grit, ska energy, back porch folk introspection, and hip-hop performances. Sublime’s broad appeal made it a household name, uniquely only being reached after lead singer Bradley Noel died at 28 just as the band was on fire. “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way,” and “Doin’ Time” are innovative staples of the ’90s alternative boom with continued radio broadcasts and massive commercial success 30 years after their debut on the airwaves. Music remains timeless – bringing together a vast community of enthusiastic listeners and fans from across the music spectrum, strengthening Sublime as a key cultural element that continues to live on and reach new audiences.
“We are very pleased with the wonderful and important Sublime story that will finally be told,” said Director Kaplan. “They were daring and pioneering in bringing together many musical genres, cultures, and lifestyles during their short tenure as a band, and their music continues to influence musicians and artists to this day. Peter Paterno and I have spent the past six years searching for the right partners, and we adore ourselves with This ‘Dream Team’ made up of Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva in 3,000 Images, Frances Lawrence and Chris Mundy and the Chernin folks can’t wait to see this movie made.”
Marisa Paiva supervising the project for 3,000 photos. Jimmy Spitner, Director of Development at Chernin Entertainment, has been an integral part of the project and will oversee Chernin.
Lawrence has been quite a wanted director as he’s not just preparing for a Netflix release Cumberland Starring Jason Momoa and it’s in production The Hunger Games: Song of Songbirds and Snakes, He also recently logged into Netflix bioshock Adaptation.
Mundy has been nominated five times for an Emmy Award for a Netflix series Ozark, who was the show’s director and executive producer. Other written credits include dynasty And the low winter sun.
Lawrence was represented by the CAA, Three Arts, and Hansen Jacobson Teller. Mundy is represented by CAA, Grandview, and Hansen Jacobson Teller. Sublime is starred by Peter Paterno and Joe Carlone as King Holmes Paterno and Soriano.