'Blue Rose', the film biopic of Australian born Percy Grainger, a troubled genius who was regarded by many as the greatest pianist in the world during the 1900s and the inventor of 'free music' which then led to the invention of the synthesiser, is in development after securing a solid team of producers and Ben Lewin (The Sessions) on board to direct.

One of the film's producers, Janice Eymann of Filmworks, is feeling confident about the building momentum of the project after she presented it at Film Australia's event AusFilm in June earlier this year.

"The film will now have the size and scope to cover Percy and his glorious music, and it will provide a great role for the lucky actor who gets to play Percy Grainger," Eymann said.

'Blue Rose' will combine a wonderful 'coming-of-age' tale with the story of a haunted man who only manages to find love in his later years.

Working alongside Eymann will be Bill Mechanic of Pandemonium Films LA who will be executve producing the project. Other producers include Judi Levine of So Much Films in La and Chryssy Tinter of Entertainment Brewery. The film was written by Wain Fimeri (The Hunter).

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