‘Eighth Grade’ Break-Out Elsie Fisher to Star in Musical ‘The Shaggs’

An upcoming biopic about the cult-favourite band

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ken Kwapis is directing the biopic of The Shaggs, everyone’s cult-favourite band. Elsie Fisher is set to star in The Shaggs, which is a musical feature based on the Wiggin sisters.

The three musically inept teenagers recorded the infamous Philosophy of the World. Kwapis is set to direct the film off a screenplay by Joy Gregory, who turned the story of the band into an off-Broadway stage musical.

The role will be Fisher’s first starring role since Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade where she plays 13 year old, Kayla, as she makes her way through the last week of middle school.