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Cameron Crowe to Direct ‘Beautiful Boy’ Adaptation

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Watch out, ‘Breaking Bad.’ Cameron Crowe is getting in the meth business with his next project, ‘Beautiful Boy,’ based on the New York Times best-selling memoir ‘Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction.’

According to The Wrap, director Cameron Crowe is wasting no time lining up another project to follow his upcoming untitled romantic comedy project at Sony. Up next on his plate is ‘Beautiful Boy,’ based on a memoir by David Sheff, which recounts his experiences dealing with his son Nic’s meth addiction. Nic also wrote a memoir titled ‘Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines,’ and Crowe’s ‘Beautiful Boy’ is said to be an adaptation of both books combined.

David Sheff based the title of ‘Beautiful Boy’ on John Lennon’s song of the same name, which he wrote for his own son Sean in 1980. Sheff was inspired to start a family after he conducted the last interview with Lennon prior to his assassination.

Paramount previously held the rights to both books, hoping to get Steve Zaillan to adapt, but co-producers Plan B have moved on and teamed up with New Regency to get the project moving again.

Crowe is still at work on his untitled rom-com project starring Emma Stone, which he’s planning to shoot in Hawaii.

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