Bill Monroe, the film: news

The news that a film is being made about the life of the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe (left), has been around for some time and must interest any bluegrass enthusiast. So thanks to Aran Sheehan of the Bluestack Mountain Boys for sending a link to an article by Keith Lawrence in the Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, KY, which appears on the California Chronicle website.

The film is already well provided for leading actors, music director, and script writer; but among concerned parties there are naturally differing views about the general direction of the story and where it should be set. Read more here.

It is hoped the film will be released next year, as 2011 will be the centenary of Bill Monroe’s birth.

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