It vanished on release in 1979, but "Dreamin' Wild" resurfaced three decades later and may finally become a hit with the filming of a new Bill Pohlad movie about its creators.
Minneapolis filmmaker and financier Bill Pohlad has announced his follow-up to the Brian Wilson biopic, "Love & Mercy," and it's another tale of music and obsession.
"Dreamin' Wild" is based on a Steven Kurutz magazine feature about brothers Donnie and Joe Emerson
, whose family leveraged their Washington farm in the 1970s to finance a pop music career for the boys. Their father reportedly spent $100,000 to build them a recording studio but the 1979 record, "Dreamin' Wild," went nowhere until it was rediscovered 29 years later and one of its songs was covered by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti.
An Oscar nominee for co-producing "Tree of Life," Pohlad will be joined on the project by Edina native Jim Burke, who won an Oscar this year for coproducing "Green Book" and whose grandfather founded McGarvey Coffee. No casting or start date has been announced for the movie, which will be released by Focus Features.