Silicon Valley’s Clay Tarver to pen My War for Amazon
James R | On 21, May 2018
Silicon Valley’s Clay Tarver is writing My War for Amazon Studios.
The film, ordered by Amazon this week, is based on Tarver’s own cover story for the New York Times. Penned in 2013, it was titled The Rock ’N Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero and told the true story of Jason Everman, who was kicked out of both Nirvana and Soundgarden before they become famous.
Tarver is a musician himself, playing lead guitar in the 80s rock band Bullet LaVolta, before going on to form Chavez in the 1990s. When touring in 1989, he met Everman. Since then, Jacob has found fame in another form entirely, rising to distinction as a member of the US Army Special Forces.
Tarver, meanwhile, went into the media, not only writing for the NY Times but also co-writing (with JJ Abrams) the 2001 thriller Joyride (released in the UK as Roadkill), which starred Paul Walker. Currently, he is an executive producer on HBO’s Silicon Valley. Now, Deadline reports he’s going back to his roots for this new Amazon project, turning Jacob’s true story into a fiction feature film. He will executive produce the movie, with Bryan Haas attached as producer.