Willie Nelson is taking part in a docuseries about his life, “Willie Nelson and Household,” with manufacturing stated to be already “effectively underway” on the venture from Blackbird Presents and Sight Unseen Pictures. The co-directors of the “definitive” multi-part collection are Thom Zimny, greatest generally known as Bruce Springsteen’s common filmic collaborator, and Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Oren Moverman.
Nelson, 88, is described as an enthusiastic participant within the venture, opening up unique entry to his archives and inspiring family and friends to participate in a collection that’s already been filming in Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, New York and Maui.
The nation music icon’s supervisor, Mark Rothbaum, developed the venture in collaboration with Keith Wortman, the founder-CEO of Blackbird Presents.
The latter firm makes a speciality of movies and TV reveals about music legends and lately has produced initiatives for or about artists like Merle Haggard, Gregg Allman, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John and even a earlier Nelson particular (the 2019 live performance tribute occasion “Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw”).
“We’re celebrating the music, the profession, the lengthy highway, the household, pals and historical past,” co-directors Zimny and Moverman stated in a joint assertion. “However, greater than something, we’re piecing collectively a story — one by no means earlier than seen in its entirety — about a rare man with a novel skill to deliver individuals collectively; of us of all races, orientations, genders, political ideologies and musical leanings. As of late, we certain may use the therapeutic powers of Willie Nelson.”
Zimny’s lengthy listing of Springsteen credit consists of directing “Springsteen on Broadway” for Netflix and “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You” for Apple TV Plus and co-directing the theatrical characteristic “Western Stars” with Springsteen. Different music-based documentaries embrace “The Present: The Journey of Johnny Money” and “Elvis Presley: The Searcher.”
Moverman has directed fiction options together with “The Messenger,” “The Dinner” and “Time Out of Thoughts.” On the music biopic entrance, he co-wrote the surrealist Bob Dylan-based characteristic “I’m Not There” with Todd Haynes and co-penned the Brian Wilson story “Love & Mercy.”
Moverman is among the many founders of Sight Unseen, a manufacturing firm chargeable for Justin Simien’s latest “Unhealthy Hair” in addition to each the movie and TV variations of his “Expensive White Folks.” Amongst different initiatives, the corporate additionally has a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic in improvement.
Julia Lebedev and Eddie Vaisman are Moverman’s companions at Sight Unseen. Govt producers on “Willie Nelson and Household” are Wortman, Lebedev, Vaisman, Rothbaum, Annie Nelson and Leonid Lebedev.
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