EntertainmentJeremy Allen White in Talks to Play Bruce Springsteen in Biopic

Jeremy Allen White in Talks to Play Bruce Springsteen in Biopic

Jeremy Allen White
Jeremy Allen White
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4:16 PM EDT, March 28, 2024

American sources report that the star of "The Bear" is in talks to join a biographical film about Bruce Springsteen, a legendary musician who has made an indelible mark on the American music scene. He is rumored to be portraying Springsteen himself.

This anticipated film plans to adapt Warren Zanes' book, "Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska." The book delves into the creation of Springsteen's sixth album, "Nebraska," released in 1982. Springsteen recorded the album solo, playing all the instruments himself and focusing on themes of social outcasts and individuals facing bleak futures— a stark contrast to the optimistic tones of his previous albums. Despite opting out of a promotional tour, the album secured the 150th spot among Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 greatest albums. It's a compelling narrative that seems ripe for cinematic exploration.

Could Jeremy Allen White Portray Bruce Springsteen?

Discussions about the film are underway at A24, known for projects like "Everything Everywhere All at Once" and "Steel Brothers." Scott Cooper is rumored to be at the helm, bringing his expertise from directing other music-related dramas, such as "Crazy Heart" starring Jeff Bridges. A pressing question emerges: who will play the Boss?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Allen White of "The Bear" fame is in talks for the role. The series, available on Disney+ in Poland, and both its seasons have been critically acclaimed, earning White two Golden Globes and an Emmy. Recently, he featured in "Steel Brothers," a biopic about a wrestling family. To prepare, he underwent intensive training and adopted a high-calorie diet, showcasing his physical transformation in both the film and a viral underwear advertisement.

While White's casting hasn't been officially confirmed, leaking such information is a common Hollywood strategy. It allows production studios to gauge public and industry reaction, which can influence casting decisions.

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