Johnny Cash Documentary in the Works
Music fans rejoice: There is a new Johnny Cash documentary coming down the pipeline.
The documentary doesn't have a name yet, but what we do know is that it will focus on Cash's legendary concert at Folsom Prison. According to The Hollywood Reporter, fans can expect the film to take them on a journey through the country icon's life using the songs on the Folsom setlist as a jumping off point. Cash has previously been the subject of the 2005 film Walk the Line, which focuses on his early life and rise to fame.
“While the linear narrative of the Folsom Prison performances will anchor our film, each song in the setlist will open a door into a nonlinear presentation of Cash’s emotional, musical and personal development,” says Thomy Zimny, director and producer of the film, in a statement.
As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Zimny is well known for the multiple Bruce Springsteen documentaries he has directed, in addition to HBO Films' Elvis Presley: The Searcher. Zimny will by joined by fellow producers Glen Zipper and Sean Stuart, as well as Imperative Entertainment's Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and Ryan Friedkin. The executive producer on the project will be Frank Marshall, who has been working on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Other executive producers include Jeff Pollack, Ryan Suffern and Jillian Apfelbaum.
A release date for the documentary, which will be supported by the Cash estate, has not yet been shared.
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