Ken Kwapis, the helmer behind milquetoast fare like "Big Miracle," "He's Just Not That Into You" and "License To Wed" -- as well as episodes of several sitcoms including "The Office" and "Parks & Recreation" -- is developing a movie adaptation of the off Broadway musical, "The Shaggs: Philosophy Of The World." He's teaming with writer Joy Gregory, who wrote a book about the band, to help put things together, and it's something Kwapis has been chasing since 2003 when he first saw the stage show.
Now if and when this happens remains to be seen. We don't exactly see a major studio putting money into this when something like the no brainer, star studded "Rock Of Ages" tanked with a cast of big names and recognizable songs. Asking audiences to show up for something with terrible music is a tall order. And let's not forget a couple of years ago Elle and Dakota Fanning were attached to lead a different movie about the band, but that precisely went nowhere. But if The Shaggs taught anybody anything, it's to keep dreaming, so maybe this will see a theater near you, someday. [Deadline]