Beach Boys Movie in the Works

Fox 2000 has picked up a an untitled Beach Boys project which revolves around the band's music but is not a biopic.

The project is being produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the team responsible for "Hairspray" and who are trying get a new "Footloose" off the ground.

Also producing is John Stamos, who has toured with The Beach Boys as their drummer and whose association with the Boys goes back to when he appeared in the music video of "Kokomo."

Susannah Grant, who worked on the new "Footloose" project as well as the upcoming musical-themed "Burlesque" movie starring Christina Aguilera, is on board to write the project, which is not a biopic but takes a similar tack to "Mamma Mia!" which built a story around the music of ABBA.

Plotlines were not revealed.

The acquisition was made in a heated bidding environment, with Fox beating out Universal as the price tag surfed up to the seven figures.