RUSH Drummer's Biographical Journal Heading To Film

July 13, 2004

The film and television rights to RUSH drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "Ghost Rider" have been acquired by Scabeba Entertainment. Scabeba is overseen by Cathy Rich, the daughter of legendary jazz drummer Buddy Rich. She and Peart became friends after the drummer appeared at a 1992 concert in her father's memory and on a subsequent series of tribute albums.

"Ghost Rider" is a bold, brilliantly written, intense, exciting, and ultimately triumphant narrative memoir from a gifted writer and musician, who started out as a man reduced to trying to stay alive by staying on the move. Within a ten-month period back in 1997-1998, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter Selena and wife Jackie, losses so devastating that they left him a ghost — physically a man, but with nothing.

Rich stated in an official press release that she is "thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to collaborate on such an inspiring story of personal triumph".

Scabeba Entertainment is currently in pre-production on the life story of Buddy Rich, produced by Steven Soderbergh and Miramax Films.

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