According to The Hollywood Reporter, a stop-motion-animated musical inspired by the Manson family crimes is about to hit the midnight-movie circuit. Wellspring said Thursday that it has acquired all North American rights to director John Roecker's Live Freaky! Die Freaky! which boasts a voice cast headed by Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Tim Armstrong of Rancid and Operation Ivy.

Freaky tells the tale of a young man (voiced by Billie Joe Armstrong) in the year 3069 who discovers a copy of Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry's Helter Skelter, which described the murders committed in the '60s by Charles Manson and his followers. Treating the book as a biblical text and adopting Manson as a messiah, the young man preaches a better world through "music murder and mayhem."

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Brian B.