Jeremy Allen White in talks to play Bruce Springsteen in biopic

The film, which could star Jeremy Allen White, is an adaptation of the 2023 book Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska

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Jeremy Allen White, known for his role in the FX series The Bear, has been tipped as the top choice to play Bruce Springsteen in an upcoming biopic based on Warren Zanes' 2023 book, Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska. The book chronicles the creative process behind Springsteen's landmark 1982 album Nebraska, which the singer-songwriter recorded experimentally in his New Jersey bedroom. This work is considered one of the darkest and most introspective of his career, preceding the release of his most commercially successful album, Born in the USA.

Independent studio A24 is in talks to make the film, which also marks a major film project for producer Scott Stuber after leaving his role as head of film at Netflix. Jeremy Allen White, recently winner of an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in The Bear, was considered the ideal candidate to play the young Springsteen in the biopic. The news comes as Bruce Springsteen, 74, receives the honor of becoming the first international singer-songwriter to be awarded the prestigious Ivors Academy scholarship, an accolade reserved for leading figures in the field of music composition in the UK. 

This award represents a tribute not only to Springsteen's talent but also to the support of his fans and admirers throughout his 50-year career. Despite ongoing negotiations for the biopic, it is not yet clear whether Jeremy Allen White will actually play Bruce Springsteen, but his candidacy has been welcomed with enthusiasm by fans of the American singer-songwriter.