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One Of John Mayer's Songs Is Being Adapted Into A 'Major Motion Picture'
By BEN PEARSON
During a recent concert, seven-time Grammy Award winner John Mayer announced that "Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967," a song from his 2012 album "Born & Raised," is being adapted into a film. One of the most novelistic songs in Mayer's extensive discography, it's a rare example of Mayer settling in to tell the listener a straightforward story with equal parts melancholy and hopefulness.
The song follows Walt Grace, a man who is fed up with his lot in life and decides to throw himself into inventing a homemade submarine. His family and friends are skeptical that he can pull it off, but with hard work, he perseveres and becomes something of a legend to his old pals back home, while seemingly leaving his old life, including his wife and children, behind forever.
In the hands of the right filmmaker, a movie adaptation could be a complex examination of loneliness, dedication, and the sacrifice it can sometimes take to turn a dream into a reality. In terms of casting the titular character, the film’s creative team should consider Will Ferrell, who has proven many times over that he's a terrific dramatic performer in addition to being wonderfully skilled as a comedian.