The musical has a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, and is directed by Laurence Connor, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, set and costume design by Anna Louizos and lighting by Natasha Katz. Screenwriter Mike White's concept for the film was inspired by the Langley Schools Music Project. , Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, "HBO's 'Enlightened' Take On Modern Meditation", "Advocate, The: White out: writer-producer Mike White comes out and discusses the gay subtext in his new comedy, Orange County – film – Brief Article – Critical Essay – Interview", "Religion, Politics a Potent Mix for Jerry Falwell", "Jack Black to Produce in College Football, Big Paydays for Humiliation", An "Enlightened" Mike White Wants to Change TV, "Everyone in Hollywood Is Envious.  He wrote and directed the 2017 film Brad's Status. The film's director, Richard Linklater, scouted the country for talented 13-year-old musicians to play the rock and roll music featured on the soundtrack and in the film. White said he had been a big fan of the show, and because of his connections had developed a friendship with the show's host Jeff Probst, providing the host suggestions towards improving the show. He appeared on the fourteenth season of The Amazing Race along with his father Mel. Fed up of being constantly bulldozed around by Patty, Ned finally stands up for himself by breaking up with her and leaves to see the band perform.  In its second weekend, the film declined just 21 percent, earning another $15,487,832 after expanding to 2,929 theaters, averaging $5,288 per venue, and bringing the 10-day gross to $39,671,396. Much to Dewey's dismay, No Vacancy wins, but the audience chant for School of Rock and demand an encore.  It starred Breanna Yde, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, and Tony Cavalero. Mullins explains that a parents' night will take place at the school the day before Battle of the Bands. The project replaces normal lessons, but helps the students to embrace their talents and gain confidence.  He was a member of the US Dramatic Jury at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The soundtrack includes "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin, a band that has a very long history of denying permission for use of their songs in film and television. He was the co-creator, executive producer, writer, director and actor on the HBOs… It spent a total of six weeks among the Top 10 films and eventually grossed $81,261,177 in the United States and Canada and another $50,015,772 in international territories for a total gross of $131,282,949 worldwide, almost four times its budget of $35 million. This made School of Rock the highest-grossing music-themed comedy of all time, until it was overtaken in 2015 by Pitch Perfect 2. The film stars Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, and Miranda Cosgrove.  He made it to Day 39 and received three jury votes, finishing in second place behind the winner Nick Wilson. Production started in the fall and the series premiered in 2016. The video was sent directly to the living members of Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones), who granted permission for the song. For the television series based on the film, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message, My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg), It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll), MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance, "List of Top Grossing Music Comedy Films, 1984-Present", High Fidelity: Jack Black stays true to his 'School,', "Jack Black Interview, indielondon, Q and A", "Wagner College to celebrate 125th anniversary", "Black diamond: Jack Black hits all the right notes in 'School of Rock, https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000126/2004/1/, "Andrew Lloyd Webber To Bring SCHOOL OF ROCK To The Stage", https://www.broadwayworld.com/grosses/SCHOOL-OF-ROCK, "Andrew Lloyd Webber kicks out the jams with School of Rock musical", "Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock Will Shake Up Broadway Next Fall", "Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock to open on Broadway next December", "School of Rock Musical To Have World Premiere On Broadway! This article is about the film. In an interview with The New York Times, Jeff Bridges called White's performance in Chuck and Buck "the performance of the decade".  The series adaptation of School of Rock ran for three seasons from March 12, 2016 to April 8, 2018.  The stage adaptation eventually closed on January 20, 2019, having grossed $160,145,109 over the course of 1,309 performances. The site's critical consensus reads, "Black's exuberant, gleeful performance turns School of Rock into a hilarious, rocking good time. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Created and produced 12 episodes / Wrote episode: "The Fixer", Created, wrote and produced 18 episodes / Directed 6 episodes, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (Sierra Award), This page was last edited on 20 October 2020, at 07:05. Initially dismissed as a gimmick, the band wins over the entire crowd. With Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal. Laura Dern brought White into a project with HBO which became the series Enlightened that premiered on October 10, 2011.