Country icon George Jones may have passed away this April, but his legend lives on. A biopic has been announced by 28 Entertainment, which was reportedly in development for years prior to the singer's death.
The film, written and co-produced by Dennis L. Baxter, has been in the works for some time, but 28 Entertainment has just acquired the rights to George and Nancy Jones' story. The movie will tell the story of his whole life, not only about the singer's career, but about his highly-publicized ups and downs.
"Over the years we have been approached to make George's life into a feature film, but it was not until Dennis Baxter became involved that we were confident the story could be told accurately," said Nancy Jones in a press release. "George and I started working with Dennis six years ago in crafting the life-long story. Knowing George had input in this film and that it will be told the way he wanted it told, I feel we are in good hands to collaborate with 28 Entertainment as we move forward with production."
The iconic singer was working closely with Baxter prior to his death in April and 28 Entertainment's Jay Hoffman had this to say: "George's career is one of the most celebrated of country music legends, and we feel it is important to tell his story for fans and music lovers around the world. We are huge fans of George and his music and look forward to working closely with Nancy as we bring his life to the big screen."