Paramount Pictures and MTV Films have hired Tim Dowling to adapt GordonKorman's novel Born To Rock, a coming-of-age story about a Republican student who enlists thesupport of his rock star father to get him into school.

Gavin O'Connor will direct the project and Solaris' Greg O'Connorand Josh Fagin will co-produce.

MTV Films' Carrie Beck, Jason Weiss and executive vice presidentDavid Gale will oversee the project with Paramount's Pam Abdy and Ed Goemans.

"Tim Dowling is one of those talented young writers whosevoice stands out with exceptional originality and humour," said Gale said.

"He's agreat choice to adapt Gordon Korman's funny book about the newest generationgap."