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Richard Kelly adapting "Beer" book

RichardKelly.jpgRichard Kelly has been a bit quiet since Donnie Darko. Thankfully he seems to pick particular projects, rather than churn out a film every year or two. Now his newly set up production company will make a film of the best selling book: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max.

I would want to keep busy too, if someone were making an unwanted sequel to a great film I'd made.

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is based on Tucker Max's real life exploits, mainly revolving around booze and women. The book has various short stories in it, one of which is The Austin Road Trip. Tucker and a group of friends set off on a road trip to celebrate their friend's impending marriage. Tucker Max splits up from the group to find women, and ends up barred from the wedding.

Firstshowing.net say Max is helping to adapt the book, and Richard Kelly's Darko Entertainment are making the film. Shooting is due to start in July, no cast news just yet. It sounds like it has the potential to be a fairly amusing road film, plus it'll be good to see what Kelly does with it. Anyone read the book? Is this story worth a film version?




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