The Petty Archives

Backstage Pass
By Glen Gore-Smith
Winnipeg Free Press - Saturday, July 11, 1981

LINER NOTES: Where there's smoke, there may not always be fire. Although there have been reports that Tom Petty will be starring in a movie, and that he has been offered $3 million dollars to star in and score a musical, these are apparently premature.

Also premature is another report which says that Universal Pictures is looking for a vehicle for Petty.

According to a spokesman for Petty's management firm, Petty is getting offers, "... some more interesting than others, but we haven't accepted any yet."

The spokesman did say, however, that Petty would like to try his hand at film, "at some point, when the time and the type of movie is right, but not right now."