Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn is co-writing a script for a film adaptation of Chuck Klosterman's seminal first work Fargo Rock City along with Tom Ruprecht, a writer for the Late Show With David Letterman. The book is a collection of essays about Klosterman's love of metal while growing up in North Dakota. In a comment to THR Ruprecht downplayed the musical aspects somewhat
Heavy metal is kind of a common bond among a group of friends… It's the language they speak. But this will also be a universal story of dorky kids trying to be cool.
Klosterman's new book Eating the Dinosaur was released this month. The Hold Steady most recently released their live CD/DVD combo, A Positive Rage in April.