Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Line has reunited with Rock Of Ages team at Offspring Entertainment to option an untitled pitch that will do for Country & Western music what Rock of Ages did to 80s hair band anthems. The film will be scripted by Brandon Camp, whose credits include Love Happens and Dragonfly, and Offspring’s Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot will produce. Shankman directed Rock of Ages, which New Line adapted from the Broadway show, and which Warner Bros releases June 15. Offspring president Matt Smith will be executive producer, and brought in the project.

Camp will write a Nicholas Sparks-esque love story in which the characters break into C&W standards from Taylor Swift to Johnny Cash. UTA reps Camp.