Paramount Pictures and MTV Films have optioned the Gordon Korman novel “Born to Rock” and set sibling team Gavin and Greg O’Connor to develop it under their Solaris banner as a potential directing vehicle for Gavin.
The comedy revolves around a teenager whose Harvard dreams get dashed when his scholarship is revoked after an ethics scandal.
He discovers that his mysterious biological father is the lead singer of a legendary ’80s punk band that’s mounting a comeback. The youth becomes a roadie in hopes of prying tuition money from his father after bonding with him.To be published next year by Hyperion, the novel made the rounds in New York last week, and Paramount’s Gotham office mobilized interest from the studio and MTV.
The O’Connor brothers, the team behind Disney’s “Miracle,” recently signed an overall deal for Solaris at Paramount Network Television, and they are prepping “Dexterity,” a pic they’ll produce with star Jude Law and his partner Tom Sternberg for Par.