HBO picks up Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison documentary; sets October debut

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 13th, 2011

If you don’t already have HBO, now is time to really change that.

The company has announced (via The Playlist) that they have nabbed up the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, GEORGE HARRISON: LIVINGN IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, and are eyeing a two night premiere for the documentary. The film will air the nights of October 5 and 6, and will feature interviews with Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, and more.

The film has been in the works for years now, and will follow in the wake of pieces like SHINE A LIGHT and NO DIRECTION HOME as music documentaries the iconic filmmaker has been behind. This is a passion project of sorts for the filmmaker, and is definitely one of his more intriguing projects.

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HUGO hits later this year, so 2011 is going to be one hell of a year for Scorsese, and hopefully this one will be just as interesting. It goes without saying that The Beatles are perfect fodder for a documentary, and Harrison has been one of the names that has been lost in the shuffle behind both Lennon and McCartney. Count me in.

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