According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures and MTV Films have tapped scribe Tim Dowling to adapt Gordon Korman's comic novel Born to Rock. Gavin O'Connor will helm, with Solaris Entertainment's Greg O'Connor and Josh Fagin producing.

The coming-of-age story centers on Leo, a college-bound young Republican who loses his scholarship to Harvard after being erroneously implicated in a school prank. As his dreams for the future evaporate, he learns that his biological father is a legendary rock icon setting out on a reunion tour. Leo goes on the road with the band with the hidden agenda of getting his father to pay his tuition. The film focuses on the unlikely father and son relationship that evolves during the band's tour.