The Hollywood Reporter has reported that a biopic about STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland is currently in the works.
Dark Pictures and Orian Williams have acquired the book rights to “Not Dead & Not For Sale”, Weiland’s memoir that was written with David Ritz. The script will be written by Jennifer Erwin who co-founded Dark Pictures with Anne Beagan.
“It’s an honor to have the trust to tell Scott’s story and the ability to portray the lesser known sides of him — the loving and tender man he was, the high school athlete he was, the melancholy soul he was and the legendary frontman that he will always be,” Erwin said in a statement.
“Scott was glamorous, complicated and wounded. His childhood had a big effect on his struggles with addiction,” Beagan added in her own statement.
Weiland’s estate is cooperating with Dark Pictures and will give the company access to unreleased music from the singer.
“We want to make the most authentic film possible about this remarkable artist,” said Orian Williams, a producer on the film. “Beyond Scott’s page-turning memoir, connecting with those closest to Scott is important to get the details right.”
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in December 2015 at the age of 48 from a toxic mix of drugs and alcohol. He was touring with his band, THE WILDABOUTS.