Brad Pitt to Take Jerry Lee Lewis Role
Jerry Lee Lewis will be the subject of a new biopic and Brad Pitt is set to star in the leading role, according to the music blog Consequence of Sound.
Director Terrence Malick (Badlands) is set to direct the film, although an official title and filming start date are uncertain.
Jerry Lee’s success more than warrants a biopic. His original Sun Records cut of “Great Balls of Fire” made the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998; his “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On” cut received the same honor in 1999. He was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
This isn’t the first movie to focus on the multi-talented singer; in 1989, Dennis Quaid took on the role of “The Killer,” with Winona Ryder filling the role of Jerry’s young bride, Myra. Natalie Portman is rumored to be playing that part in the new movie.