Johnny Depp Producing ‘Muscle Shoals’ Series Based on Rick Hall Autobiography from Heritage Builders Publishing

Heritage Builders Publishing is proud to announce that the Rick Hall autobiography, “The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame,” is being developed into a limited music drama series by Johnny Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil, alongside Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced, Joshua D. Maurer and Alixandre Witlin’s City Entertainment, and IM Global TV.

Hall made music history when he founded FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Hall went on to earn international fame and a GRAMMY for lifetime achievement. In the days when Martin Luther King Jr. was marching for freedom, Hall proved to be a civil rights pioneer through his music. His open collaboration among black and white artists was a revolutionary cultural standard not only to “deep south” Alabama, but to the nation at large. FAME’s colorblind atmosphere, and the raw music it produced, would help shape American culture during its most troubled and tumultuous time.

Hall helped define a generation by pioneering a new sound that would inspire artists, give birth to new kinds of music and launch the careers of hundreds of superstars. Record executives literally flocked to Muscle Shoals for Hall to produce and engineer a mind-boggling array of major artists, including Aretha Franklin, Clarence Carter, Candi Staton, Mac Davis, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Alabama, Tom Jones, Allman Brothers, The Osmonds, Shenandoah, Wayne Newton, TG Sheppard, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Alicia Keys and so many more. With more than 300 Gold and Platinum albums to his credit, Hall is indisputably the top producer of successful Pop, Rock, R&B and Country records in the world.

“We are incredibly honored to have a creative visionary like Johnny Depp developing ‘The Man from Muscle Shoals’ for television,” says Dr. Sherman Smith, CEO of Heritage Builders Publishing. “Like Sun Studios in Memphis and Motown in Detroit, Rick Hall and FAME Studios put Muscle Shoals on the map and changed music forever.”

“The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame” is now available in both hardcover and paperback wherever books are sold.

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