I Slept With Joey Ramone: Pete Davidson to star in Netflix biopic
James R | On 16, Apr 2021
Pete Davidson is heading to Netflix to star in a new Joey Ramone biopic chronicling the life of the king of punk.
Netflix and STXfilms have partnered to develop and produce I Slept with Joey Ramone, which will be made with the cooperation and support of the Estate of Joey Ramone and with the assistance of Rosegarten Films.
Davidson, a Saturday Night Live veteran, has broken out into acting recently with starring roles in The King of Staten Island and Big Time Adolescence. Now, he and director Jason Orley, who helmed Big Time Adolescence and Pete Davidson’s Netflix special Alive from New York, are reuniting for another serious project, with a treatment written by the pair based on the Mickey Leigh memoir of the same name.
Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, says: “When you share a bed with someone – and not just a bed, but a childhood, a family, and a lifetime – you know that person better than anybody else. Mickey Leigh not only collaborated with his big brother’s band – he has irreplaceable memories of and insights into Joey Ramone, having supported him when no one else would and witnessed him overcome adversity in the most dramatic way. I Slept with Joey Ramone is a great rock anthem that will make an equally great rock biopic, set apart by a universal story of family. Pete is perfect for this role and we’re excited he and Jason will be bringing this icon of rock to life and thrilled to be collaborating once again with our friends at Netflix.”
Executive Producers on the film include Rory Rosegarten (Everybody Loves Raymond), Pete Davidson, Mickey Leigh and David Spiegelman.
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