Anthony Kiedis’ New York Times bestseller ‘Scar Tissue’ is currently in development to become a biopic, Deadline reports.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ frontman released the memoir back in 2004, co-written with Larry Sloman, where he shared some hectic details of his life and how his experiences shaped the band’s music.
The autobiography detailed his deeply complex relationship with his dad, who introduced him to drugs as a kid, his many tumultuous relationships, the death of founding Chili Peppers’ guitarist Hillel Slovak of a drug overdose, and how him and Flea held the band together through all the chaos.
Universal Pictures are set to develop the biopic and Kiedis himself, along with Chili Peppers manager Guy Oseary and Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13), are on board as producers.
In 2016, Kiedis told The Sun that he regretted the brutal-honesty of the book once it was published. He said:
“I did regret the book for a while as there was some pain caused. But then, I started seeing the long term positive reverberating. People were reading it in hospitals, in prisons and schools and it was having a positive effect.
“I realised that the whole point of writing that book wasn’t for me, but to show that somebody can go all the way down and come all the way back and have a productive, successful, happy, interesting life.
“And so whatever shame, pain or difficulty or discomfort I went through, then it was worth it because I get so many people coming up to me saying their kids had read it and got their act together because of it.”
Plenty of us here at The Rock office have read ‘Scar Tissue’ and while it’s dark - it’s honest, and a bloody great read - so we’re excited to watch this one.