Disney’s Got a Big New Project Coming With Bruce Springsteen, And Hopefully Many More

Bruce Springsteen and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
Credit: Takahiro Kyono, Flickr and Disney

There must be someone at the Walt Disney Company who has a deep love of all things New Jersey. Either they grew up there or have an undying appreciation for the Garden State; it’s the only explanation for the recent projects that have gotten a green light at Walt Disney Studios.

Earlier this year, Disney announced that it was developing a four-part documentary series about Bon Jovi’s career. Sure, that’s big for New Jersey, but not nearly as big as what Disney announced this week.

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi. Credit: Steve, Flickr

Actor Jeremy Allen White, who plays Carmine Berzatto on Hulu’s award-winning series The Bear, is set to play Bruce Springsteen in the biopic Deliver Me From Nowhere. The film chronicles the making of the Boss’s classic album, Nebraska.

Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Studios will produce and distribute the film. Amazingly enough, this is the first film based on Bruce Springsteen’s life and will only chronicle the making of the 1982 album.

David Greenbaum, president of Disney Live Action and 20th Century Studios, said in a statement: 

It is a once-in-a-lifetime honor to be collaborating with Bruce Springsteen, an inspiring and incomparable artist who represents so much to so many. The deep authenticity of his story is in great hands with my friend Scott Cooper, whom I am thrilled to be collaborating with once again.

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Jeremy Allen White in The Bear. Credit: FX Productions

The film will be based on Warren Zanes’s book Deliver Me From Nowhere. Bruce Springsteen and his longtime manager and producer, Jon Landau, will also be involved in the project.

Jeremy Allen White is fresh from cleaning up this award’s seasons for his portrayal of Carmie Berzatto in season two of The Bear. This year, he won an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy.

More to Come

Anytime Disney is in talks with a rocker about a movie, there is also speculation about bringing that person to the parks. After announcing the Bon Jovi documentary, Disney fans hoped that the Jersey rockers would be taking over the Rock’ n’ Roller Coaster from Aerosmith.

When Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour was coming to Disney+, speculation started that she might take over the Hollywood Studios ride. 

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Hollywood Studios

Credit: Disney

Disney World has a significant problem with the Rock’ n’ Roller Coaster, and it’s Aerosmith. Multiple women of sexual misconduct have accused Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Many believe that Disney would use the 2023 shutdown to strip Aerosmith and Steven Tyler from the ride in favor of another band.

So, with Disney and 20th Century Studios set to release their Bruce Springsteen biopic, which will undoubtedly be a success thanks to the Boss’s legioBoss’sdevoted fans, this would be the perfect opportunity for Disney World to bring in Bruce to take over for Aerosmith.

Would you like to see Bruce Springsteen take over the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster? Let us know in the comments.

About Rick

Rick is an avid Disney fan. He first went to Disney World in 1986 with his parents and has been hooked ever since. Rick is married to another Disney fan and is in the process of turning his two children into fans as well. When he is not creating new Disney adventures, he loves to watch the New York Yankees and hang out with his dog, Buster. In the fall, you will catch him cheering for his beloved NY Giants.

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