Eighth Grade Star Elsie Fisher To Star In Shaggs Musical Film

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Eighth Grade Star Elsie Fisher To Star In Shaggs Musical Film

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Elsie Fisher has booked her first starring role since breaking out in Bo Burnham’s indie Eighth Grade.

Fisher will star in The Shaggs, a musical feature that is based on the real-life story of the Wiggin sisters, three musically inept teenagers from New Hampshire who, in 1968, recorded one of the most infamous rock-and-roll albums of all time, Philosophy Of The World.

Ken Kwapis, whose feature credits include The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants and A Walk In The Woods, will direct from a screenplay by Joy Gregory. Inspired by a 1999 New Yorker article by Susan Orlean, Gregory had previously turned the story of The Shaggs into an off-Broadway stage musical.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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