Anthony Kiedis’ Memoir Optioned By Universal Pictures For Feature Film

Anthony Kiedis’ Memoir Optioned By Universal Pictures For Feature Film

Universal Pictures has optioned rights to Anthony Kiedis' memoir, "Scar Tissue," for a feature film project, according to media reports. "Scar Tissue," which became a New York Times bestseller on release in 2004, chronicles Kiedis' life, including his role as lead singer and lyricist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and his struggles with addiction.…

Universal Pictures has optioned rights to Anthony Kiedis‘ memoir, “Scar Tissue,” for a feature film project, according to media reports.

“Scar Tissue,” which became a New York Times bestseller on release in 2004, chronicles Kiedis’ life, including his role as lead singer and lyricist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and his struggles with addiction.

The book “contains a deeply unconventional father & son story set against a substance-fueled 70s & 80s LA punk scene,” according to language sent by the studio.

Brian Grazer is set to produce the feature film through his Imagine Entertainment, along with Kiedis and his manager, Guy Oseary. Jay Polidoro, executive vp of production development at Universal Pictures, will oversee the project for the studio.

Kiedis, who was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1962, moved to Los Angeles at age 12, and co-founded the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1983 alongside guitarist Hillel Slovak, bassist Flea (Michael Balzary) and drummer Jack Irons.

The band, which has released 13 studio albums to date, achieved superstardom through their fourth album, the seven-times platinum Blood Sugar Sex Magic in 1991.

Kiedis is represented by CAA, Oseary and Eric Greenspan at Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light.

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