Oct. 28, 2008
A big-screen adaptation of Tom Wolfe's 1968 counterculture book "The
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The project reunites director Gus Van Sant and writer Dustin Lance
Black, who previously worked together on the upcoming release "Milk,"
a bio-picture about California's first openly gay elected official,
late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, the entertainment industry
trade newspaper said.
"Milk" stars Sean Penn as the title character.
"Kool-Aid" is about how the late author Ken Kesey and cohorts who
called themselves the Merry Pranksters drove across the United States
in a DayGlo-painted school bus, "reaching personal and collective
revelations through the use of LSD and other psychedelic drugs," The
Hollywood Reporter said.
Kesey, who also wrote "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," died in