For his latest endeavor, premier cinema genius and frequent music connoisseur/documentarian Martin Scorsese is set to direct the forthcoming George Harrison documentary entitled Living In The Material World: George Harrison (via The Playlist). The film has been in the works since 2007, and is now being shopped around in Cannes for studio backing, which, if real life is anything like Entourage — and it is — will prove most felicitous for Scorsese.
Scorsese enlisted the help Harrison’s widow Olivia to co-create the documentary, which will contain interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Eric Idle, Tom Petty, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector. The doc will focus heavily on Harrison’s spiritual side, but will span his entire time with the beatles to his death in 2001.
Previous rock docs Scorsese helmed include The Last Waltz (The Band), No Direction Home (Bob Dylan), and most recently Shine A Light (The Rolling Stones), all of which have set the bar outrageously high for the Harrison film, but let’s face it, this is some star-studded stuff here between director, material, and subject. I’ll be there opening night with bells on.