'Another Brick In The Wall' Kids' Story Being Made into a Movie

November 27, 2010
Source: Deadline

Another Brick In The Wall

"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!

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Now that sounds very cool.

green_gizmo on Nov 27, 2010


#1 said it perfectly!.......and i loved "the damned united". i'll be looking for more info on this.

beavis on Nov 27, 2010


I just saw Waters live, and he's still got it...I'm little concerned about this, on one hand it could be a travesty, on the other a massive success. Fingers crossed that it succeeds. Will Waters or Gilmour have any involvement? I mean you can't have a film with one of the most famous Pink Floyd songs and not have Gilmour and Waters have some sort of input.

Xerxex on Nov 28, 2010


xerxex - foolish me........i took it as a GIVEN that gilmour and/or waters would be involved. lets keep our fingers crossed!

beavis on Nov 28, 2010


fingers and toes beavis!

Xerxex on Nov 28, 2010


Good luck getting Waters and Gilmour to sign up together for anything... from what I read, after their break-up, it took a lot of effort to get them to sing together in the same stage, during Live 8. But, as a Pink Floyd fan, I'd love to see this movie made.

Luis M on Nov 29, 2010

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