28 September 2007

Martin Scorsese making documentary about George Harrison

"Harrison's music and his search for spiritual meaning is a story that still resonates today and I'm looking forward to delving deeper," Scorsese said yesterday.

George Harrison's widow, Olivia, said, "It would have given George great joy to know that Martin Scorsese has agreed to tell his story."

Scorsese, who won his first Academy Award this year for directing "The Departed," has made other films focusing on music stars, including the 2005 documentary "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" and of course 1978's classic "The Last Waltz" about The Band.

George Harrison was born in Liverpool, England, and was the youngest Beatle. He died in November of 2001 after battling lung cancer and a brain tumor. He was 58.

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