Miller, Savin to produce pic through Unclaimed Freight Prods.
Hyphenates Randall Miller and Jody Savin, who previously teamed on 2008’s “Bottle Shock,” are developing an untitled project about the punk scene and Gotham’s famed CBGB nightclub.Savin will direct and co-write with Miller. Both are set to produce through their indie banner Unclaimed Freight Prods. Pic centers on the real-life story of Hilly Kristal’s CBGB club and its impact on the underground music scene, highlighting artists like the Talking Heads, the Ramones and Blondie. Music industry vet Brad Rosenberger, who recently served as senior VP of Warner Chappell Music, also will share producing credits and help to secure music rights. “This is a film about an era of music, about a place that I hung out at in New York in the early ’80s and about an unsung champion of new music,” Savin said. Miller added: “(Jody) knows everything I do as a filmmaker, but she adds a love for New York and an ear for this time and place. Savin has served as producer on Miller’s past five films, including “Bottle Shock,” which the two also co-wrote. The CBGB project, which is set to start lensing next summer, will be Savin’s directorial debut. The duo also are teaming with Rosenberger on music biopic “The Drummer: The Story of Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys.”
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