Jeremy Allen White set to play Bruce Springsteen in Nebraska movie

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Jeremy Allen White is set to play Bruce Springsteen.
Jeremy Allen White is set to play Bruce Springsteen. Credit: Matt Dinerstein/AP

The Bear star Jeremy Allen White is set to play Bruce Springsteen in upcoming biopic, Deliver Me From Nowhere.

The movie hails from filmmaker Scott Cooper, who will be directing and adapting it fro m Warren Zanes’ book Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska.

Springsteen and his manager Jon Landau are both onboard, which means the film will likely have rights to the music.

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The story is expected to centre on the making of Springsteen’s sixth studio album, which happened at a crucial moment in Springsteen’s life and career, following the release of the acclaimed album The River.

Springsteen is known to have battled depression during that time and channelled those emotions into the 1982 album.

Deliver Me from Nowhere is set to start production by September. Disney’s 20th Century Studios will release and distribute the film after it won a fierce bidding war against A24, according to Deadline.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play their first show in Australia at Perth Arena tonight.
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Bruce Springsteen is involved behind the scenes on the film. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

Cooper said in a statement: “Bruce Springsteen, and Nebraska, in particular, have had a profound impact on me and my work. Through themes of despair, disillusionment, and the struggles of everyday Americans, Bruce has formed an unparalleled legacy, painting an unflinching portrait of the human condition.

“Yet, amidst the darkness, a sense of resilience and a sense of hope shines through, reflecting an indomitable spirit. That’s the Bruce I’ve come to know and love and will honour with this film.”

Cooper’s first feature was Crazy Heart, a story inspired by country singer Hank Thompson, and won Jeff Bridges an Oscar for best actor.

More recently, the American filmmaker made horror film Antlers with Keri Russell and historical thriller The Pale Blue Eye with Christian Bale.

Jeremy Allen White has sent the internet wild in his new ad campaign, leaving fans questioning just how he got so bulky. According to a recent interview, he used an ancient Greek workout to get him in shape. The Bear star, 32, has bulked up for his role in The Iron Claw, which tells the story of wrestling legends the Von Erich brothers.
Jeremy Allen White turned heads with his Calvin Klein campaign. Credit: Mert Alas for Calvin Klein

White is currently filming seasons three and four of The Bear back-to-back after the awards season juggernaut was renewed for another series.

The Christopher Storer-created show swept the Emmys earlier this year for its debut season, winning 10 gongs including for best series, writing, directing and acting accolades for White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach.

White starred in 11 seasons of Shameless but broke out in a big way with The Bear, in which he plays talented and emotionally volatile chef Carmy who returns to his family restaurant after a personal tragedy.

In addition to the Emmy, The Bear has earnt White Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, Critics Choice, AACTA and Satellite awards.

He has also starred in films Fingernails and The Iron Claw and was the face of a high-profile Calvin Klein ad campaign.


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