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Jack Black to Replace Heath Ledger in "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"

Posted: January 16th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Jack Black to Replace Heath Ledger in "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"Submit Comment
"Milk" director Gus Van Sant spoke to MTV News about his upcoming adaptation of Tom Wolfe's "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," which centers on the LSD-infused cross-country road trip that novelist Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters took in the 1960s.

"Unfortunately, Heath Ledger was a pretty obvious choice, and he's gone," Van Sant said, adding: "There's the opportunity that it could be Jack Black."

At the moment, Van Sant is waiting for the initial draft of the screenplay, which is being penned by "Milk" scriptwriter Dustin Lance Black. "He's cracking the nut," said the director. "I'm not sitting with him every day. I probably should think about doing that, but I haven't seen the first draft yet. I hope he cracks it. There are many ways to crack it."

Wolfe's "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" follows the LSD "test" parties Kesey and the Pranksters staged in San Francisco; early Grateful Dead shows; the Hells Angels biker gang; the psychedelic bus called "Further" that Kesey's wacked-out crew drove across the country, making experimental films and tripping their faces off; the drug-related legal troubles Kesey eventually encountered; and, of course, the wild, wild experience of dropping acid in Haight-Ashbury.

Source: MTV News


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meanmonkey22 writes:
on January 16th, 2009 at 6:51:44 PM

Damn. Talk about the opposite end of the spectrum. How the hell do you go from Heath to Jack?!
zeroheat writes:
on January 16th, 2009 at 8:00:44 PM

lol @ meanmonkey
ladyhornet_05 writes:
on January 16th, 2009 at 11:00:59 PM

If they're looking for someone to play Kesey, Jason Segel would be a good choice. Guy looks like a young Ken Kesey.
Blink_pimp_182 writes:
on January 17th, 2009 at 3:08:30 AM

they already did this. fear and loathing. maybe its just me but it sounds pretty damn similar
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on January 17th, 2009 at 9:53:32 AM

Gus Van Sant + Jack Black + Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (one of the best books ever) = FULL ON WIN/WIN! this will be great! Heath wouldve been great in this, damn unfortunate for everyone who wanted to work with him.

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