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'He's Just Not That Into You' Director Ken Kwapis Is Bringing Musical Movie About The Shaggs To The Big Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2013 6:06 PM
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Few novelty bands have captured the imagination quite like The Shaggs. Here's a quick history lesson, if you're still playing catch up: three sisters -- Dot, Betty, and Helen -- formed a band in 1968, even though they had no musical talent, because their grandmother had a session with a palm reader who envisioned their future fame and fortune and told their father who put them together as a group. Naturally, they were terrible, and their one album The Philosophy Of The World, was roundly savaged by critics, and they broke up following the death of their father in 1975. However, a couple of decades later, a new appreciation of sorts of their work emerged with re-issues and a tribute album. Their story has been attractive to Hollywood who have been trying to bring it the big screen for at least a decade, if not longer, and now an unlikey director is going to give it a whirl.
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