Zooey Deschanel has signed on to star and executive produce a HBO half-hour pilot adaptation of Pamela Des Barres’ famous memoirs, “I’m With The Band: Confessions OF A Groupie.”
The story centers on Des Barres’ experiences in the 1960’s juggling the excitement of rolling with famous musicians and actors like Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page and Don Johnson as well as the heartbreak and emptiness of being substituted for the next pretty young thing. It’s a well-worn book in rock circles and a pretty decent read. So a weekly HBO “Almost Famous” type thing? Could be.
Deschanel’s manager Sarah Jackson will also produce along with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” executive producer, Tim Gibbons. No time frame is given on production or screening but it’ll probably be vying for a spot on the fall schedule.
Interestingly, it’ll see Deschanel follow a path taken by fellow actor/indie-musician Jason Schwartzmann, who stars in HBO’s detective-comedy “Bored To Death,” as well as big name directors Martin Scorsese and Michael Mann who are helming pilots for “Boardwalk Empire” and “Luck” respectively.