According to a press release from ARTS Publications, Argentinean journalist/author Adriana Rubio has been contacted by writer/director Eric Moyer from Philadelphia about turning her biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, titled "Layne Staley: Get Born Again", into a movie.
Layne Staley died in April 2002. He was once on top of the music world as the lead singer for ALICE IN CHAINS and MAD SEASON. "Layne Staley: Get Born Again" is filled with exclusive interviews with his mother, Nancy, his sister, Liz, and Layne himself, as he broke his five-year public silence just months before his death. The book also includes pictures from Layne's childhood, drawings, poetry and a lot more.
Eric Moyer is said to be in the process of writing the first draft of the script. Moyer "fully understands the subject and will work in cooperation with Rubio" in separating and highlighting Layne Staley's human side from that of a rock star, according to the press release.
Commented Moyer: "I am determined to make this film about Layne Staley, not only to celebrate his life and talent, but to warn others through his compelling story that heroin will kill you...no matter who you are.
"Adriana Rubio's book 'Get Born Again' reached out to me in many ways. I was initially drawn to the material as an ALICE IN CHAINS and MAD SEASON fan, but thanks to Adriana, I left the book understanding Layne as person that we can all relate to. Our lives are surrounded by addiction, in one form or another, but unfortunately, most choose not to see it. Hopefully, this book will open their eyes."
According to Rolling Stone magazine, Rubio began the book with the Staley family's blessings, but the singer's mom later said it "lacked concern for basic human dignity" and withdrew support.
Rubio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a member of "The Latin American Journalists Federation" (FELAP) and also of "The Union Press Workers of Buenos Aires" (UTPBA). She is an investigative journalist who has published three books in the United States: "Dave Mustaine: Are you Ready to Take the Risk?" (Vantage Press), "Layne Staley: Angry Chair" (Xanadu Enterprises) and "Jim Morrison Ceremony" (ARTS Publications).
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