'Another Brick In The Wall' Kids' Story Being Made into a Movie
"We don't need no education… We don't need no thought control…" So check this out! Deadline is reporting that British producer Andy Harries (The Queen, The Damned United) is working on a project based on the Pink Floyd song "Another Brick In The Wall." You might think of either the music video or Alan Parker's movie Pink Floyd's The Wall, but this new movie won't be anything like either of those. Harries optioned the life story of music teacher Alan Renshaw in order to tell the true story of the school children who sang the chorus in the 1979 song and their "maverick" teacher. It will be "Dead Poets Society meets School of Rock."
Now this sounds pretty damn cool. If only they could get Richard Curtis to direct, things would be perfect. Harries apparently doesn't even have the rights to the song yet, but is hunting down Roger Waters to get them. Newcomer Steve Thompson is writing the script for Left Bank and BBC Films. Renshaw, the teacher, arrived at a "struggling north London comprehensive (public) school" in the late 70s, determined to shake things up. His class eventually ends up singing the chorus on Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall" and he ends up getting fired for it. Sounds like a good story kind of reminiscent of Richard Curtis' Pirate Radio anyway. Obviously this is all still in early development, but we'll be following it and will keep you updated!