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- Posted on Nov 19th 2011 4:15PM by Kenneth Partridge
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"Unless you have a massive budget to spend on music rights (cough, Cameron Crowe), the likelihood of using 'Hey Jude' or 'Misty Mountain Hop' in your movie are close to zero," Suskin writes.
For years, the same was true for the Grateful Dead, but it seems that's about to change. According to a Deadline story Suskin cites on his blog, ICM has been given access to the legendary San Francisco jam band's catalog and will produce a feature film built around its music. ICM's Bruce Kaufman, who did something similar with the Beatles for 'Across the Universe,' will reportedly be heading up the project.
As Suskin writes, an 'Across the Universe'-style film featuring Dead tunes "may be good or bad news, depending on what you thought of the movie. Some Beatles fans loved the incorporation of Fab Four music into a feature film, others found it cheesy and unwatchable."
"Really, as long as they include 'Sugar Magnolia' in this movie," Suskin writes, "we won't complain."