Half Shell rocks Klosterman book

Film unit nabs rights to 'Killing Yourself to Live'

Half Shell Entertainment has acquired screen rights to “Killing Yourself to Live,” a memoir by rock journalist Chuck Klosterman about his experiences going on assignment to places where famous musicians have died.

Half Shell partners Mark Burrell, James DeJulio and Rob Salvatore will produce and Klosterman will be exec producer.

The book’s tales center on locales ranging from the site where members of Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a plane crash to the place where Kurt Cobain committed suicide and Rhode Island’s Station nightclub, where more than 100 fans died at a Great White concert when pyrotechnics caused a deadly fire.

The death sites serve as backdrop for the author to explore everything from the narcissism of pop culture to his own relationships with women in his life.

“The idea is to do a comedic road movie heavily based in rock ‘n’ roll,” said Klosterman.

Half Shell used its own coin to buy the book, and a writer will be set shortly.

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