Cameron Crowe is developing a stage musical based on his 2000 film "Almost Famous" that will premiere at San Diego's Old Globe theater in September.

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The "Almost Famous" musical will begin performances on Sept. 24 before opening night on Sept. 27.

San Diego is Crowe's hometown and where the semi-autobiographical film takes place.

Crowe adapted the film's screenplay into the musical's book and co-wrote the song lyrics with composer Tom Kitt.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

"Almost Famous," which starred Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel and Frances McDormand, follows a 15-year-old boy who earns the oppoturnity to follow a rock band on assignment for Rolling Stone magazine.

The film is a fictional retelling of Crowe's own personal experience working for the publication.

"'Almost Famous' is such a personal thing for me," the filmmaker said to Rolling Stone about developing the stage musical.

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"It's always held a special place in my heart, not just because it's about music and journalism and my family, but because it's about a lot of the indelible characters I was lucky enough to meet along the way," he continued.

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