From Kitchen Chaos to Rock Legend: Jeremy Allen White Circling Bruce Springsteen Role

Jeremy Allen White’s career is really cooking now. Scorching after recently winning a Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG Award for his portrayal of Carmy Berzatto in FX’s tasty kitchen dramedy The Bear, Allen might be handing in his apron and chef’s knife for a pair of scuffed jeans and a guitar.

White is currently in talks to play none other than the Boss in a movie about Springsteen’s seminal 1982 album “Nebraska,” Deadline scoops.

The film would be written and directed by Scott Cooper, the writer/director of the Jeff Bridges-led Crazy Heart, which was centered on Bridges’ faded country musician and earned Bridges an Oscar for Best Actor and musicians T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham Oscars for Best Original Song. The Boss film is titled Deliver Me From Nowhere and is being produced by Eric Robinson and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein of the Gotham Group, with A24 in talks to join. It also represents Scott Stuber’s first project—he’ll also produce—since joining Netflix as the head of their film division.

The new film is an adaptation of Warren Zane’s 2023 book “Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska,” and will follow the young Springsteen on his journey to make his sixth album, a departure from his previous work and one representing the Boss at his most stripped down and personal. Springsteen recorded “Nebraska” in the sparest, least fussy way possible—on a four-track cassette in his bedroom in New Jersey. This was a few years before he and his E Street Band became a phenomenon with “Born in the U.S.A.”

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Featured image: The Bear — Season 2 — Season two of FX’s “The Bear,” the critically acclaimed original series, follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri) and Richard “Richie” Jerimovich (Ebon Moss- Bachrach) as they work to transform their grimy sandwich joint into a next-level spot. As they strip the restaurant down to its bones, the crew undertakes transformational journeys of their own, each forced to confront the past and reckon with who they want to be in the future. Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), shown. (Photo: Courtesy of FX)


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