New Biopic On Late Stone Temple Pilots Frontman Scott Weiland In The Works

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new biopic focusing on the life of the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) is currently in the works. The film, which is titled “Paper Heart,” will be based on his memoir “Not Dead & Not For Sale.”

Dark Pictures and producer Orian Williams began working on the movie after acquiring the rights to Weiland’s book from his estate. Jennifer Erwin, who co-founded Dark Pictures with Anne Beagan, will be writing the script for the biopic and she had the following to say about it:

“It’s an honor to have the trust to tell Scott’s story and the ability to portray the lesser known sides of him — the loving and tender man he was, the high school athlete he was, the melancholy soul he was and the legendary frontman that he will always be.”

Beagan continued:

“Scott was glamorous, complicated and wounded. His childhood had a big effect on his struggles with addiction.”

Williams added:

“We want to make the most authentic film possible about this remarkable artist. Beyond Scott’s page-turning memoir, connecting with those closest to Scott is important to get the details right.”