Jeremy Allen White in Talks to Star in Bruce Springsteen Biopic

Jeremy Allen White is looking to start dancing in the dark, as the Emmy-winning actor is eyeing the starring role of Bruce Springsteen in a feature biopic.

White is in talks to play the rock superstar in Deliver Me From Nowhere, which also has A24 circling. Based on Warren Zanes’ 2023 book of the same name, the movie is set to focus on the making of Springsteen’s 1982 album, Nebraska.

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Scott Cooper is adapting the script with plans to direct. Gotham Group is behind the project, which counts Eric Robinson and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein as producers. Former Netflix film head Scott Stuber is also involved in the screen version of Deliver Me From Nowhere.

Springsteen is a music icon known as “The Boss” and continues to draw rapt audiences with his legendary live performances. Nebraska was Springsteen’s sixth studio album and released two years before his smash Born in the U.S.A. came out in 1984. Featuring blue-collar narratives and with Springsteen performing all the instrumentals on his own, Nebraska landed at No. 150 on Rolling Stone’s 2020 list of its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

White starred with Zac Efron in last year’s A24 wrestling-centric feature The Iron Claw after his breakout role as Carmy on FX series The Bear. The cooking-focused show has made White an awards darling, with the actor collecting his first Emmy Award at January’s ceremony.

Cooper is known for directing such titles as Crazy Heart (2009), Out of the Furnace (2013), Black Mass (2015) and The Pale Blue Eye (2022).

Music biopics continue to be a major Hollywood draw, with Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love counting as one of the top success stories for this year’s domestic box office.

Deadline was first to report on the adaptation of Deliver Me From Nowhere.

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