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August 14th, 1997

"Hanson Head For Hollywood"


HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Sibling pop trio Hanson, the Oklahoma youngsters who have emerged as one of the year's most successful new musical acts, are headed for the big screen. Isaac, Taylor and Zachary Hanson have sold the rights to their life stories to an independent film producer, who will cast them in a project that is likely to have an offbeat edge. The producer, Galt Niederhoffer, has hired Morgan J. Freeman to write and direct the project. The pair collaborated on "Hurricane Streets" (formerly Hurricane), which was the most decorated film of the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. Hanson have taken the world by storm with their major-label debut album "Middle of Nowhere" and its first single "MMMBop". The album has sold more than 1.5 million copies domestically in just 13 weeks of release, and currently stands at #6 on the pop charts. "MMMBop," topped the charts in the U.S. and many other countries. A follow-up single, "Where's the Love?" has just been released.

08:07 AM ET 08/14/97
By Adam Sandler
Reuters/Variety