A documentary about his life...
Scott Colothan

15:50 27th September 2007

In our fourth piece of Beatles news of the day, Martin Scorsese has been snapped up to direct a film about the life of George Harrison.

The Hollywood director will be making the film in collaboration with George’s wife Olivia, while Variety Magazine is reporting that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr may take part.

Upon taking up the job, he said "Harrison’s music and his search for spiritual meaning is a story that still resonates today."

Olivia Harrison said of the film: "It would have given George great joy to know that Martin Scorsese has agreed to tell his story."

The film will not only look at Harrison’s time in The Beatles, but also his private life and his involvement with Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’ and Time Bandits.

Scorsese himself is no stranger to rock documentaries, having previously made films about The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

George Harris died in 2001 at the age of 58, having battled lung cancer.

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