AC/DC Bon Scott Film To Be Funded By Australian Government

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A film about the life of AC/DC's late frontman Bon Scott will receive funding from the Australian government.

The project will be backed by Screen Australia and directed by Eddie Martin, with Lizzie Atkins producing, and will feature the story of Bon Scott's life and time with AC/DC from 1974 to 1980, when he died of acute alcohol poisoning at the age of 33. The film will include the participation of Scott's family and friends, with casting for the film yet to be completed.

Bon Scott was recently the subject of a play in Australia, which was on the boards earlier this year.

The band wrapped up their two-year Black Ice World Tour last year and are slated to kick off a 40th anniversary tour in 2013, with a new album out in time for the tour. Their last DVD, AC/DC: Live At River Plate was released earlier this year.

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