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Scorsese To Direct George Harrison Documentary

Having already helmed films on Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, Martin Scorsese is now turning his attention to the so-called “quiet Beatle.” Scorsese will direct a documentary on George Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001 at age 58.

“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 said in a statement. “It would have given George great joy to know that Martin Scorsese has agreed to tell his story,” added Harrison’s widow, Olivia.

Work is already underway assembling archival material for the film, which will also feature extensive interviews.

Scorsese will also produce the movie through Sikelia Productions in tandem with Olivia Harrison’s Grove Street Productions and Nigel Sinclair’s Spitfire Pictures.