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"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" Director Sought for "Heck" Adaptation

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    "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," was one of the more surprising recent Broadway hits, a rock musical that traced the career of our seventh president, and helped launch rising star Benjamin Walker. Now, the show's director about to get a boost as well.

    Alex Timbers, who wrote and directed "BBAJ," is being courted by MGM to helm a big screen adaptation of "Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go," Dale E. Basye's series of books, reported Vulture. Given Timbers' CV, we'll assume they intend to make the film a musical.

    The books are basically a young-adult take on Dante's "Inferno." Here's this from the series' official website:

    When Milton and Marlo Faustus die in a marshmallow bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is--or was--a model citizen.

    Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea "Esla" Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn't make mistakes, or tolerate them.

    To give you and idea of the quality of the faculty, Lizzie Bordn teaches Home-Ec, and Nixon teaches Ethics.