With his latest film, The New Mutants, currently in theatres and an epic 10-part miniseries based on Stephen King’s The Stand on the way, writer-director Josh Boone is keeping busy at the moment. In a recent interview with Games Radar, Boone unveiled some plans for his next major project, a biopic on iconic Minnesota rockers The Replacements titled Trouble Boys.
Boone shared some details about the upcoming film, including who will be playing the roles of frontman Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson.
“So Nat Wolff is going to play Paul Westerberg. Nat’s been in just about everything I’ve done. He was in The Stand. He starred in my first movie. He was in The Fault in Our Stars. He’s one of the best actors on the planet,” Boone told Games Radar.
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“Owen Teague, who is in The Stand, is going to play Tommy Stinson in it – really in the second half of it, because in the first half, Tommy Stinson is like a 12-year-old,” Boone added.
“They were a band who had like a 12 or 13-year-old bass player through a lot of their early years. So, yeah, we’ve been working on that for years, and that’s really exciting. We’ve got all the scripts done for that, so I’m literally casting that right now. I’m going to go make that.”
The Replacements formed in Minneapolis in 1979, and would go on to release seven studio albums before their initial breakup in 1991. They reformed in 2012 before splitting ways again in 2015.