Fox has tapped Zach Dean
to adapt its biopic about iconic concert promoter Bill Graham
, a year after buying movie rights to the autobiography “Bill Graham: My Life Inside Rock and Out.”Shawn Levy
is producing through his 21 Laps company and has been on the project since last year.
Graham was collaborating with Robert Greenfield
on the book before he perished in a helicopter accident in 1991 at the age of 60 while returning from a Huey Lewis
and the News concert. Greenfield is an executive producer on the movie along with David Graham and Alex Graham
Graham’s story began in Europe, where he was placed in an orphanage as a child to avoid the Holocaust before being sent sent to New York. He was drafted into the Army in 1951 and served in Korea.
Graham moved to San Francisco in the early 1960s to be closer to his sister and