Jay Baruchel will star in The Rebel Kind, based on a memoir by John Armstrong, aka Buck Cherry, frontman of 1980s Vancouver-based band, “The Modernettes.”
Variety says the film “chronicles the emergence of the city’s punk-rock scene via a successful band that throws in the towel, realizing the deep cost of pursuing superstardom.”
Reg Harkema is set to direct and also wrote the script. Patrick Carroll, Andria Spring and Kevin Eastwood are attached to produce via Eastwood’s Optic Nerve Films.
Shooting will take place next fall in Vancouver.
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