Bruce Springsteen ‘set to consult on movie about making of his Nebraska album’

After he was forced to cancel shows due to peptic ulcer disease, Bruce Springsteen is said to have been hired as a consultant on a feature film about the making of his 1982 album ‘Nebraska’.

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Bruce Springsteen is said to have been hired as a consultant on a feature film about the making of his 1982 album ‘Nebraska’
Bruce Springsteen is said to have been hired as a consultant on a feature film about the making of his 1982 album ‘Nebraska’

Bruce Springsteen is said to have been hired as a consultant on a feature film about the making of his 1982 album ‘Nebraska’.

The E Street Band leader, 74, was reportedly hired by ‘Black Mass’ director Scott Cooper, who is probably best known for his 2009 film ‘Crazy Heart’ starring Jeff Bridges as a washed-up country singer.

Showbiz 411 reported the rumoured collaboration, and added: “Austin Butler is a possibility (to play Bruce) but after playing Elvis Presley he might not be the right choice.”

Sources also said Scott definitely does not have Timothée Chalamet in mind to play Bruce, as the actor is about to play Bob Dylan in another film.

Bruce’s sixth studio album ‘Nebraska’ was lauded as an introspective turn for the ‘Born to Run’ rocker, and is said to have been inspired by a bout of depression.

Music legend has it that the New Jersey-born musician intended to rerecord the raw, emotional demo tracks that would comprise the forthcoming ‘Nebraska’, but eventually decided to release the songs as they were.

World of Reel has also reported a film might be on the way based on the 2023 book ‘Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska’ by Warren Zanes.

Bruce was recently forced to cancel and reschedule several shows after being diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease.

A statement on the singer’s Instagram posted on 27 September 2023 said: “Over here on E Street, we’re heartbroken to have to postpone these shows.

“We’ve been having a blast at our US shows and we’re looking forward to more great times. We’ll be back soon. Love and God bless all, Bruce.”

In October 2023, Bruce added said he was “deeply sorry” about the change in plans while appearing on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio show ‘From My Home to Yours’.

He said: “Let me take a moment and thank my fans affected by our postponed shows for their understanding.

“I am deeply sorry but this belly thing, despite my ability to laugh at it, has been a monster and is still unfortunately rocking my internal world.”

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