Pink Floyd hit getting Hollywood treatment?
November 29th, 2010
11:45 AM ET

Pink Floyd hit getting Hollywood treatment?

More than 30 years after its release, plans are underway for the Pink Floyd hit "Another Brick in the Wall" to be turned into a movie.

Deadline.com reports that "The Queen" producer Andy Harries is planning a film about the song that will focus on the schoolchildren who sang the track's chorus. Described as a cross between "Dead Poets Society" and "School of Rock," the biographical movie centers on Alan Renshaw, a music teacher who takes a job at a struggling north London school with the intent of stirring things up.

Renshaw's class eventually gets a gig singing on "Another Brick in the Wall," but he ends up losing his teaching job because of the tune's "We don't need no education" anti-authority lyrics.

A release date for the film has not yet been announced, as Harries still must acquire song rights and negotiate with Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, who, Deadline reports, is on tour until next year and has a reputation for being difficult.

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  1. pf-fan

    I would be happy if the members of the Pink Floyd features in the movie as well. I wouldn't give a miss!

    November 29, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chris D

    Saw Roger 2 weeks ago in Houston. It was insane and exactly like I thought it was going to be. I don't understand this though...theirs already a floyd movie called "The Wall". So what exactly are they trying to accomplish.

    November 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Fargone

    Yet another unnecessary remake..

    November 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Denizen Kate

    Wouldn't this work better as an E! True Hollywood Story?

    November 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Wayne Newton

    This is an overwhelmingly stupid idea.

    November 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samantha

      Exactly.....it sounds like "The Wall" meets "School of Rock". Both have been done before. I absolutely love and adore Pink Floyd, but I wouldn't be surprised if they say "You can't eat your meat if you don't have any pudding....how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?" :)

      November 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joe

    "More than 30 years after its release, plans are underway for the Pink Floyd hit "Another Brick in the Wall" to be turned into a movie."

    Maybe someone should tell them it already has been made into a movie.

    November 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barkingkitty

      Joe, the double album "The Wall" was indeed made into a movie, and an epic on, at that. This, however, is referring only to the song, "Another Brick in The Wall" – one of the tracks from the album. Two separate movies.

      November 30, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. San Jose

    Difficult or not, I'm going to see Roger Waters in one week and I am so excited!!

    November 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |

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