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Roy Orbison’s family gives biopic project the thumbs up

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Roy Orbison’s family have signed on to co-produce an upcoming biopic about the late singer.
The You Got It singer’s estate administrators have given filmmakers unprecedented access to Roy’s music catalogue for The Big O: Roy Orbison, which will be the first authorised film about the music icon.
Announcing the news of the project on Thursday (29Sep16), Orbison’s son Alex said, “My dad’s story is a fantastic journey. He was so inspiring as a person because, after everything he had been through, good and bad, he still had a positive outlook on life, and was kind and wonderful.
“The 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.”
Ray Gideon and Bruce Evans, who penned the script for Jeff Bridges’ 1984 film Starman, have been appointed screenwriters, according to Rolling Stone.
“Our father’s life story has an undeniably cinematic quality to it,” Alex Orbison added. “The telling of it is in extraordinarily capable hands with Bruce and Ray and the overall team that will bring The Big O to the screen.”

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