Scorsese Directing George Harrison Doc

But don't expect it for several years

Scorsese Directing George Harrison Doc

by Olly Richards |
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Martin Scorsese has always had a nice little sideline in music documentaries – No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, the TV series The Blues – and now he's looking to add to that portfolio with a film about the late Beatle George Harrison.

Scorsese is producing the film with the co-operation of Harrison's widow and will be granted access to the singer's extensive archive. The film will cover a wide section of Harrison's life, from his time with The Beatles, to his years as a solo artist, to his time as a producer of movies like Monty Python's The Life of Brian, to his interest in eastern mysticism.

"George Harrison's music and his search for spiritual meaning is a story that still resonates today and I'm looking forward to delving deeper," Scorsese told Variety. The director will start interviews for the film later this year – surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are expected to participate – but the film is expected to take several years to complete.

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