Untitled Martin Scorsese project: Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Showtime documentary on New York Dolls' David Johansen

Martin Scorsese is set to direct the project alongside David Tedeschi, which will reveal the 'many faces of Johansen in an extraordinarily intimate feature documentary'


                            Untitled Martin Scorsese project: Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Showtime documentary on New York Dolls' David Johansen
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If you are Martin Scorsese fan, here is some news to look forward to. The Academy Award-winning director is co-directing and executive producing a feature documentary profiling David Johansen, the frontman of the New York Dolls. Showtime Documentary Films announced the project earlier on Tuesday (June 7) morning. The intimate feature documentary will explore the many faces of Johansen. Here are all the available details on the upcoming, yet untitled documentary.

Release date

The official release date is not announced yet. MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) will update this article when it is announced.

Plot

According to a press release provided to MEAWW, the untitled project "will reveal the many faces of Johansen in an extraordinarily intimate feature documentary. Growing up on Staten Island, Johansen landed in New York’s East Village in the late 1960s; a 16-year-old dropped into the epicenter of the counter-cultural revolution in music, theatre, fashion, art, writing, and social change - a seismic moment that still reverberates today."

"Johansen's musical career started in the 1970s as lead singer for the punk/glam pioneers the New York Dolls, continued as he helped to usher in the swing revival as Buster Poindexter in the 1980s and dug deep into the blues with the Harry Smiths in the 1990s."

Creators

Scorsese is set to direct the documentary alongside David Tedeschi. Scorsese and Sikelia Productions will executive produce with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Imagine Documentaries. "I've known David Johansen for decades, and his music has been a touchstone ever since I listened to the Dolls when I was making Mean Streets," said Scorsese in the press statement.

"Then and now, David's music captures the energy and excitement of New York City. I often see him perform, and over the years I've gotten to know the depth of his musical inspirations. After seeing his show last year at the Café Carlyle, I knew I had to film it because it was so extraordinary to see the evolution of his life and his musical talent in such an intimate setting. For me, the show captured the true emotional potential of a live musical experience."

Trailer

An official trailer for the untitled project isn't out yet. MEAWW will update this article when it is released.

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