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Get ready to rock, Fargo-style. The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog reports that pop-culture writer Chuck Klosterman's debut memoir 'Fargo Rock City' is being adapted for the big screen by 'Late Show with David Letterman' scribe Tom Ruprecht and lead singer of the Hold Steady, Craig Finn. Klosterman will join the pair for production duties, which will mark his and Finn's transition into the film worlds. Get ready to rock, Fargo-style. The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog reports that pop-culture writer Chuck Klosterman's debut memoir 'Fargo Rock City' is being adapted for the big screen by 'Late Show with David Letterman' scribe Tom Ruprecht and lead singer of the Hold Steady, Craig Finn. Klosterman will join the pair for production duties, which will mark his and Finn's transition into the film worlds.

The memoir is a funny coming of age story detailing Klosterman's youth spent in rural North Dakota, where solace was found in the discovery and subsequent love of heavy metal music. While Finn's Hold Steady is not a metal act, he was raised in a Minneapolis suburb of Edina -- many of his lyrics are narrative-driven, with themes of religion, drugs and sex weaved throughout.

Ruprecht's work outside of 'Letterman' includes contributions to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as the 2007 publication of 'George W. Bush: An Unauthorized Oral History,' a fake account of the president's life.

The film version of 'Fargo Rock City' will focus on a group of geeky high school seniors prepping to graduate and find their way with women. Finn tells the Hollywood Reporter that the focus isn't as much about music as it is about growing up. "Seventeen or eighteen is the perfect age for characters in a movie like this, because it's at that age that you have driver's licenses and a certain amount of independence, but you're still young enough that you can totally make terrible decisions," Finn said. "And you're still young enough that you can have a two-hour argument over whether Motley Crue would beat Guns 'N Roses in a fight."

Ruprecht and Finn will seek financing once the first draft is done.