“We were staying in Paris, to get away from your parents…”
In cooperation with Mickey Rapkin, the author who wrote the book that was the inspiration for the Pitch Perfect franchise, The Chainsmokers are now in the process of producing a movie based on their hit song “Paris.”
The feature will reportedly be produced through The Chainsmokers’ newly-formed Kick The Habit Productions banner. According to Hollywood Reporter, Dan Marcus, a former Digital Media agent at UTA, has been named COO and president and will oversee development and production for the company, with Adam Alpert, the duo’s manager and CEO of Disruptor Records, who will serve as CEO.
“We are beyond thrilled to have launched Kick The Habit Productions as we continue to bridge the gap between our overall artistic vision, the entertainment industry as a whole and our fans. The age of being only a musician is over and we’re excited to go all-in on this venture to curate, produce and create meaningful projects,” said Taggart and Pall in a joint statement.
Added Marcus: “Drew and Alex have a deep connection to their fans, not only through their music, but through what they stand for and represent: transcending preconceived limitations, pursuing one’s passion, entrepreneurialism, and a commitment to living an authentic life. They don’t just sing about these themes in their hit songs — it’s who they are.”
There’s no plot yet for the film, but you’re free to extrapolate your own ideas from the song’s lyrics.