Nick Cassavetes Set To Helm 'I Slept With Joey Ramone'
Filmmaker Nick Cassavetes, who has earlier helmed movies like My Sister’s Keeper (2009), Yellow (2012) and The Other Woman (2014), has been roped in to direct an upcoming Hollywood musical film, titled I Slept With Joey Ramone. The movie is based on the memoir by the same name, which was written by Mickey Leigh, the brother of Joey Ramone.
Ramone was one of the most influential members of an American punk rock band which gained popularity as Ramones. Set up in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974, the band is often cited as the first band that popularized the punk rock sound in the world.
I Slept With Joey Ramone will be produced by Gene Kirkwood. Talking about the project and how it will be executed, Kirkwood recently told a leading entertainment portal, “Nick is digging deep with Mickey Leigh. The plan is he and Mickey will discover the talent and put a real band together.”
The memoir I Slept With Joey Ramone revolves around the birth of the punk movement and how, after releasing the debut album in 1976, Ramone caught the imagination of an entire generation and emerged as the poster boy of disaffected youth in the 1970s and ’80s. The band performed 2,263 concerts, touring across many parts of the world nonstop for 22 years, before disbanding in 1996.
I Slept With Joey Ramone is not the only noteworthy metal film that is going to entertain the audience. Besides this Nick Cassavetes directorial, Fox is gearing up to roll out Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody on November 2, 2018. Popular actress Elisabeth Moss recently capped off Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell, which is being made under the banner of Bow and Arrow Entertainment. The film sees Moss in the role of a punk rocker with substance abuse issues. Netflix’s Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt, and Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal are another prominent series.