A Sublime Biopic Is In the Works

'Hunger Games' director Francis Lawrence is attached to the project

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Sep 15, 2022

After getting the graphic novel treatment last year, Sublime will now be the subjects of a forthcoming biopic helmed by director Francis Lawrence.

Deadline reports that the project is in development at Sony Pictures with Lawrence — whose filmography includes ConstantineI Am LegendWater for Elephants and four of the five Hunger Games films — attached to direct.

Alongside Scott Seine of Surfdog Records/Dave Kaplan Management, Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh and bassist Eric Wilson will executive produce the film with Troy Nowell and Jakob Nowell — the wife and son of late frontman Bradley Nowell — on behalf of Bradley Nowell's estate.

"Wow — we can't believe this is finally happening and we couldn't be more honored and excited to have the great Francis Lawrence and Chris Mundy telling our story," Gaugh, Wilson and Troy and Jakob Nowell shared in a statement [via Deadline]. "We are so grateful to Peter Paterno and Dave Kaplan/Surfdog for their years of persistence and vision in getting this film going and thankful to Sony's 3000 Pictures and Chernin Entertainment for believing in us and getting it on the big screen. We know Bradley's talent and spirit will be part of this incredible journey."

Sublime made their debut with 1992's 40oz. to Freedom, and followed that with 1994 sophomore album Robbin' the Hood and a self-titled album in 1996 that arrived two months after frontman Nowell's death.

In 2017, reports surfaced of a Sublime documentary which would have been directed by Bill Guttentag.

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