Roy Orbison Biopic Is In The Works

09/29/2016
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(BM) An authorized Roy Orbison biopic is in the works. The film, entitled The Big O: Roy Orbison, is being produced by Marty Katz (The Great Raid, The Four Feathers, Reindeer Games, Titanic, Lost in America), Alex Orbison and Roy Orbison Jr. We were sent these details:

Ray Gideon and Bruce Evans are writing the screenplay based on the story by Alex and Roy Orbison Jr. Among a long list of credits, Gideon and Evans were responsible for writing the scripts for Stand By Me, Starman and Mr. Brooks, the latter title also directed by Evans. They are represented by David Styne's Wicked Curve with Harold Brown of Gang, Tyre, Raymer & Brown handling legal representation.

Upon revealing the project, expected for a 2018 release, Alex Orbison commented, "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 will bring The Big O finally to the screen."

Alex adds, "My dad's story is a fantastic journey. He was so inspiring as a person because, after everything had been through, good and bad, he still had a positive outlook on life and was kind and wonderful. This 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."

Wesley Orbison, Chuck Fleckenstein and Ron Moore serving as Executive Producers.

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