EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled pitch that will be built around the Electronic Dance Music craze, and will involve one of its biggest stars, Diplo. The film will be written by Adam Weinstock and Andy Jones, and Underground’s Trevor Engelson is producing. Noah Rothman is exec producer. Underground is teamed with Diplo and his business partner Kevin Kusatsu, both of whom are exec producers. The pic’s described as 8 Mile meets Project X in tone, as three teens try to get into Diplo’s Electronic Music Festival. Weinstock and Jones are represented by CAA and Underground.
EDM, which I gather is a cousin to rave music, is a huge industry where the DJs are the big stars. Hollywood is waking up to its appeal, and this becomes one of several films to take root with EDM as its backdrop.