Jeremy Allen White will star as Bruce Springsteen in a film adaptation of Warren Zanes’ Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, Deadline reports.

Zanes’ book, published last year by Crown, is the nonfiction account of the history behind Nebraska, Springsteen’s seminal 1982 album that shocked rock fans with its stripped-down sound and dark subject matter. A critic for Kirkus wrote of the book, “Zanes is especially good at showing how connected and intertwined Nebraska was with its legendary follow-up, Born in the U.S.A., much of which was recorded during the same period. Even those who aren’t convinced that Nebraska is Springsteen at his best will hear it with fresh ears.”

White, best known for his roles in the series Shameless and The Bear, will play the Boss in the film. Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Antlers) is writing and directing; the filmmaker is also the co-writer of an upcoming film adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts.

The Deliver Me From Nowhere project was the subject of a bidding war between 20th Century Studios and A24, which 20th Century won, according to Deadline. Springsteen and his manager, Jon Landau, will both be involved in the film, expected to feature songs from the albums Nebraska, Born in the U.S.A., and The River.

Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.