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    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:48:12

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    A Roy Orbison biopic is in the works, according to Deadline. "The estate of iconic singer Roy Orbison has pledged its cooperation in The Big O: Roy Orbison, setting up what will be the first estate-authorized movie biopic." The script is set to be written by Ray Gideon & Bruce Evans whose credits include Stand by Me, Starman and Mr. Brooks.

    According to Stereogum, the film "will be executive produced by Wesley Orbison, Chuck Fleckenstein, and Ron Moore and produced by Alex Orbison, Roy Orbison Jr. and Marty Katz. With all of Orbison's surviving children involved in the production, the movie package has the rights to almost all of his songs and recordings."

    Alex Orbison said of the in-the-works biopic, "My dad's story is a fantastic journey. He was so inspiring as a person because, after everything he had been through, good and bad, he still had a positive outlook on life, and was kind and wonderful. The movie will mirror a Roy Orbison song: having triumph and tragedy, sometimes losing the girl and sometimes getting the girl, and ending on a high note. Our father's life story has an undeniably cinematic quality to it. We feel that the telling of it is in extraordinarily capable hands with Bruce and Ray and the overall team that will bring The Big O Finally to the screen."

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    09.29.16



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