Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is rumoured to be practicing his acting chops.
The singer is set to star in a new comedy TV show based around his own life, and it looks like TV network giant FOX has already shelled out the cash for the pilot to begin filming. The show will be called DeTour, and will tell the story of a 30-something rock star who walks away from the spotlight at the height of his career to rediscover the parts of his life he missed out on when he was becoming famous.
The series will be semi-autobiographical and will incorporate real events from Cuomo’s own life such as him attending Harvard University on and off from 1995 to 2006. To complete his bachelor of arts in English, the singer took an extended break from his successful rock career to return to Harvard full time, where he lived in dorms and ate in the student cafeteria. The series will (of course!) embellish his experience with a small group of misfit friends.
Word has it that the show will be scripted by Steve Franks, who is behind US comedy detective series Psych.