Florida Georgia Line plans to make a country movie musical. The untitled musical will combine a “classic” musical structure with “contemporary sensibilities.”
Both Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will work together on the feature. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo will write both original songs as well as reimagine country classics.
“We are so excited to bring a wholly original country musical to the big screen for the very first time,” the duo said in a statement. “In T.K. McKamy and the team at Monarch Media, we’ve found the perfect partners that will help us bring the emotion. And storytelling of country music to the movies for the most passionate music fans in the world to enjoy.”
Both Steve Barnett and Alan Powell will act as producers for the film, alongside T.K McKamy. Currently, it’s unknown whether the film will debut on big screens or via a streaming service.
“There is a feeling that only a great country song can give you,” said Powell. “It can make you smile bigger or cry harder than any other genre. And frankly, our goal is to create a film that captures those feelings. And puts them on screen in a way that’s never been done before. We believe Florida Georgia Line is the best partner to do that. And are thrilled to work with them on this project.”
Florida Georgia Line Denies Break up Rumors
The announcement of the musical comes after several rumors the music group may break up. The rumors began after Hubbard briefly unfollowed Kelley on social media. Since then, the two have cleared the air, and Hubbard revealed he unfollowed Kelley for political reasons during the election.
“I unfollowed BK for a few days while we were through this political — you know, in the middle of this election and everything going on,” Hubbard said. “I even called him and told him, I said, ‘Hey, buddy, I love you. And I love you a lot more in real life than on your [Instagram] Stories right now. So I’m just going to — so that’s why I’m unfollowing you. Nothing personal. I still love you. You’re still my brother.’ I just didn’t want to see it every time I opened Instagram. And so it wasn’t a big deal.”
The two said they feel stronger as collaborators than ever.