Anthony Kiedis’ Book Will Be Adapted Into Biopic

January 19, 2024

How cool is this?! Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Keidis’ autobiography Scar Tissue is being turned into a movie via Universal!

As you’d expect, Keidis will produce the film with help from the band’s manager Guy Oseary and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment.

Universal called the project “a shockingly candid portrait of an artist, addict, and ringleader” and “a deeply unconventional father and son story set against a substance-fueled ’70s and ’80s L.A. punk scene”.

“This story examines, without judgment, how all of his experiences shaped the music that was eventually embraced by millions.”

In a 2016 interview with The Sun, Kiedis talked about the book’s legacy, “I did regret the book for a while as there was some pain caused. But then, I started seeing the long term positive reverberating. People were reading it in hospitals, in prisons and schools and it was having a positive effect. I realized that the whole point of writing that book wasn’t for me, but to show that somebody can go all the way down and come all the way back and have a productive, successful happy interesting life.”
News of the adaptation came after The Chilis announced their 2024 tour.

Love this! Who else’s book should be adapted to a biopic? 


Written by Todd Hancock