Actor-comedian Pete Davidson is all set to play punk Rockstar Joey Ramone in a Netflix biopic directed by Jason Orley. The biopic is in regards to the lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones. It’s primarily based on the 2010 memoir of the identical identify written by Ramone’s brother, Mickey Leigh, in 2009.
The characteristic will throw mild on the life and profession of the lead vocalist and can present his rise to counterculture icon standing. This large announcement comes on the twentieth anniversary of Joey Ramone, who misplaced his seven-year battle with lymphoma on 15 April, 2001, when he was simply 49-years-old.
The characteristic is a partnership between STXfilms and Netflix, the businesses having beforehand labored on YA breakout Work It. After saying the biopic, STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson stated, “Once you share a mattress with somebody — and never only a mattress, however a childhood, a household and a lifetime — you already know that individual higher than anyone else. Mickey Leigh not solely collaborated along with his large brother’s band — he has irreplaceable reminiscences of and insights into Joey Ramone, having supported him when nobody else would and witnessed him overcome adversity in probably the most dramatic manner”.
He added that the biopic could have a common story of household and Pete is ideal for the position. The workforce is happy to carry the icon of rock to life. The movie shall be made with the help of the Property of Joey Ramone.
Davidson has beforehand performed Motley Crue A&R man Tom Zutaut in the Netflix 2019 biopic The Dust.