A brand new documentary will give fans new insight into the life and music of country legend Johnny Cash.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Imperative Entertainment is working with producer Frank Marshall to create a brand new Johnny Cash documentary. Marshall has previously recieved Oscar nominations for his work on movies including The Color Purple and The Sixth Sense.
Thom Zimny, who has worked on multiple Bruce Springsteen documentaries and 2002’s Elvis Lives special, will direct the film. The project announcement is in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Cash’s legendary concert at Folsom Prison. Fittingly, that historic performance will be an important part of this new project.
“While the linear narrative of the Folsom Prison performances will anchor our film, each song in the set list will open a door into a nonlinear presentation of Cash’s emotional, musical and personal development,” Zimny said in a statement.
The documentary is still in its early stages, so no release date or casting announcements have been released yet. The project has the full backing of Cash’s family, who have made strides to keep his legacy alive since his death in 2003. Some of those efforts include the opening of the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville and vinyl releases.