Alcon Entertainment has nabbed the rights to self-styled “Mom Rock” musician Judy Davids’ 2008 comedic memoir Rock Star Mommy: My Life As A Rocker Mom with plans to turn it into a feature film. In the book, Davids chronicles her path from suburban soccer mom and housewife to becoming the founder and guitarist for the all-mom surf-punk band Mydols at age 42.
Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde, She’s the Man) has been tapped to write the script, and Mark Clayman (The Pursuit of Happyness) is producing along with Alcon honchos Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Alcon Head of Development Carl Rogers will oversee the project.
McCullah is currently working on the Expendabelles, a female take on the Expendables franchise for VVS Films. She’s repped by David Boxerbaum at Paradigm and Seth Jaret at Content Engine.
Alcon’s next project, the road trip comedy Bastards starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms is currently in post-production. The outfit is also in pre-production on the Blade Runner sequel, set to star Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Denis Villeneuve directing and Ridley Scott exec producing.