Music documentary

Martin Scorsese to make new musical documentary

While details remain unknown, the unscripted Scorsese Project is one of nearly 20 films and TV series unveiled by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.

Among the nearly 20 documentary film and TV series projects shared with Variety by Ron Howard and Imagine Entertainment by Brian Grazer, one stands out: Martin Scorsese has a new musical documentary in the works.

Imagine Docs, which is the entertainment company’s non-fiction unit, said the documentary will mark a return to familiar territory for the director of “The Irishman” Scorsese – particularly the music scene of the 1970s. Scorsese n He’s no stranger to this world, as his 2019 Netflix documentary “Rolling Thunder Revue” explored a legendary 1975 Bob Dylan tour through the eyes and ears of the era. Scorsese’s previous music documentaries include “George Harrison: Living in the Material World”, “No Direction Home” and “The Last Waltz”. In terms of fiction projects revolving around this turbulent era of music, Scorsese and Mick Jagger were among the co-creators of HBO’s one-season wonder, “Vinyl,” which starred Bobby Cannavale (who stars in “Irishman”) as a decadent ’70s record manager.

Plot details for Scorsese’s upcoming documentary are being kept under wraps, but Imagine is reportedly negotiating with a distributor. Imagine’s potential distributors for its list of documents include top streamers such as Netflix, Showtime, and Apple TV + – the latter with which Imagine Docs currently has a top-tier deal.

Also on the Imagine Docs list is a feature film about celebrity chef José Andrés, to be directed by Ron Howard, emphasizing his restaurant ownership as well as his reputation as a first responder to impoverished and undernourished communities across the country. whole world. Howard found success in the documentary earlier this year with “Pavarotti,” a profile of opera giant Luciano Pavarotti, which has earned more than $ 6 million in the United States.

Netflix has already purchased two series from Imagine Docs. One is another documentary horror story from “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” creator and “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” director Joe Berlinger. Another Imagine series headed to Netflix is ​​being billed as “‘Friday Night Lights’ in an external borough” by director Rudy Valdez (2018 Emmy-winning “The Sentence”) and producer Amy Berg (Oscar nominee for documentary on sexual abuse of the Catholic Church “Deliver us from evil”). The series follows a soccer league in the murderous neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Previously announced by Imagine Docs is a serial review of Timothy Leary, the LSD poster artist, from producer Leonardo DiCaprio.

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