Ex-Pennywise Singer Jim Lindberg’s Book Idea Adapted for Film by Jason Segel
A great idea is a great idea, and former Pennywise singer Jim Lindberg continues to see positive returns from his ‘Punk Rock Dad’ book. Initially, the vocalist saw his book turned into a documentary helmed by director Andrea Nevins featuring several rock star fathers. Now, ComingSoon.net reports that ‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor Jason Segel has picked up the rights to adapt the premise into a traditional motion picture. The actor will both star in and produce the film, which is going by the name ‘The Other F Word.’
While the book focused solely on Lindberg’s tales, balancing fatherhood with his rock star lifestyle, the documentary expanded the story base to include Rise Against‘s Tim McIlrath, Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Flea, NOFX’s Fat Mike, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, The Vandals’ Joe Escalante, and Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz among others.
Fox won the rights to the film in a bidding war. Segel, who also wrote and starred in the films ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and ‘The Muppets,’ will co-write ‘The Other F Word’ for Fox. Aside from Segel, no other cast members have been revealed.
Lindberg split from Pennywise in 2009 after 21 years with the band. It didn’t take him long to move on, as his band, the Black Pacific, released an album in 2010. Lindberg was replaced in Pennywise by Ignite vocalist Zoli Teglas in 2010. Their first record with Teglas was 2012’s ‘All or Nothing.’