Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to play Hoobastank lead singer Doug Robb in The Reason, the much anticipated biopic about the seminal early-2000's band.
"I've always been a huge Hoobastank fan," said Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who kept insisting we call him 'Joe'. "This is sort of a dream come true for me, but please, call me "Joe," said Joe.
The film will follow Hoobastank's journey from a down-and-out garage band who is not Incubus through its rise as a top-selling group who is still not Incubus. The movie will center on the band's well publicized feud with Brad Arnold, lead singer of Three Doors Down, to be played by Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon.
The Reason will also explore Hoobastank's fall from grace, including the band's well publicized meltdown during a 2003 taping of MTV's Spring Break, as well as its much anticipated comeback. "I think the logical place to end the movie is at Hoobastank's legendary come-back show at the 19th Annual Lake Worth Garlic Festival, said the movie's director James Franco.
The Plantain spoke to Hoobastank lead singer Doug Robb who kept insisting he was not in Incubus. "I'm Doug Robb," said Doug Robb, but maybe it was actually Incubus' lead singer Brandon Boyd. I'm not sure. I always got them confused.
The film marks the first of what is expected to be a series of movies capitalizing on nostalgia for the 2000's. "Given the current political climate, aging millennials are somehow longing for the post-9/11 America that we all hated at the time," said the film's producer Harley Weintraub shortly before resigning from the studio amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Michael Shannon will play Three Doors Down singer Brad Arnold
Paul Rudd will play Third Eye Blind singer Stephen Jenkins
Jeremy Pivel will play Dave Mathews
Actual Medical Doctor Drew Pinsky will play Everclear singer Art Alexakis, which is believable because he was in New York Minute...remember that...the movie with the Olsen Twins. He played their father...
Oscar Winner Nicolas Cage will play Nickelback singer Chad Koreger
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