EXCLUSIVE: Clay Tarver, who currently serves as an executive producer of HBO’s Silicon Valley, will pen My War, a film adaptation to his 2013 New York Times Magazine cover story, The Rock ’N Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero, for Amazon Studios.
Based on a true story, it follows Jason Everman who was kicked out of two bands that went on to incredible fame – Nirvana and Soundgarden – only to rise to distinction as an elite member of the U.S. Army Special Forces.
Tarver was the lead guitarist for the 1980s rock band Bullet LaVolta before forming the band Chavez in the 1990s. He met Everman in 1989 when their bands toured together.
Tarver, who previously co-wrote the 2001 Paul Walker-starring thriller Joy Ride with JJ Abrams, will executive produce the project. Bryan Haas is producing.
Tarver is repped by WME, Wetdog Entertainment, and Hirsch Wallerstein.