Posted by Brad @ 2:43 pm on May 27th 2010

Of All The Things

A fantastic documentary that I saw at the Maine International Film Festival last year, it sounds like they’re going to make it into a movie, and are pursuing Steve Carell for the lead. The documentary:

Warner Bros. is reportedly chasing Steve Carell to play songwriter-turned-humble-realtor Dennis Lambert, the 11-time Grammy-nominated songwriter who penned hits for The Four Tops, The Commodores, Player, and Glen Campbell (among many others) before retiring—and the guy who will go down in history for one of the worst/greatest songs ever committed to wax, Starship’s “We Built This City.”

Lambert spent more than 30 years in the business as an in-demand producer and composer, but released only one album of his own, 1972’s Bags And Things. It was all but ignored everywhere but in the Philippines, where he became an unlikely star. At the age of 60, many years after Lambert had retired from the music business to sell homes in Florida, a Filipino promoter convinced him to do a five-date tour over there, which was subsequently filmed for the festival sleeper hit documentary Of All The Things, directed by Lambert’s son.

I highly recommend it.

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