Michael Zanetis, upon whom Patrick Fugit's character is based, is producing the indie, which he co-wrote with Melora Donoghue.
Based on a true story, B.B. King and I follows Michael Zanetis as the drummer who travels from the heartland of America to Hollywood in pursuit of his musical destiny. After attending a B.B. King concert in 1980, Michael Zanetis struck up a friendship with the blues legend that endured for 30 years, culminating with him gifting B.B. King with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Production is set to start Sept. 1, and producers are eyeing a Spring 2012 release.