Children Who Sang Chorus on ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ May Have Nabbed Their Own Movie


Andy Harries, producer of The Damned United, is planning a movie based around the schoolchildren who sang on the 1979 Pink Floyd track "Another Brick in the Wall" and their maverick teacher. His pretty good one-sentence selling point? "It's Dead Poets Society meets School of Rock." The producer has thus far optioned the life story of the aforementioned music teacher — who arrived at a London public school in the seventies, had his class sing "Another Brick in the Wall," and subsequently got fired — and Steve Thompson is writing the script for BBC Films. However, "Harries admits he hasn't got the rights to the song yet," which seems pretty vital here. [Deadline]