‘Almost Famous’ Is Being Made Into A Musical So Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer

We’re at a point in popular culture where our eyes roll on the daily due to the announcement of yet another reboot ‘coz despite the promise that they’re churning out something new and improved, the end product almost always results in a cheap knock off.

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But this, my friends, I am almost certain you will be stoked about!

One of the most iconic films of the noughties, nay, of all damn TIME Almost Famous is getting the stage treatment.

Producers have announced that a musical based on the flick is officially in the works by the director, writer and producer of the OG film, David Crowe.

It will feature music by composer Tom Kitt, who previously scored Next to Normal and Bring it On, with lyrics by Kitt and Crowe.

The show will be directed by Jeremy Herrin, known for his work on productions including The Nether, People, Places and Things, and Labour of Love.

Crowe teased the project on his Twitter, sharing a video of Kitt playing the piano.

Almost Famous is loosely based on Crowe’s life back in the ’70s when he was a 15-year-old budding journo writing for Rolling Stone.

The film’s star-studded cast included Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Like most cult classic flicks, it bombed at the box office, picking up $47 million off a $60 million budget, but later gained much popularity and has clearly stood the test of time.

Plus it scored four Academy Award nominations, including a win for original screenplay, along with a Grammy for the soundtrack, so that’s nothing to sneeze at!

I leave you now with this ~extremely~ iconic scene: