According to New York Post, Martin Scorcese will direct a documentary about New York Doll’s frontman, David Johansen.
“I’ve known David Johansen for decades, and his music has been a touchstone ever since I listened to the Dolls when I was making ‘Mean Streets. Then and now, David’s music captures the energy and excitement of New York City. I often see him perform, and over the course of the years, I’ve gotten to know the depth of his musical inspirations”, Scorsese said in a statement.
“After seeing his show last year at the Café Carlyle, I knew I had to film it because it was so extraordinary to see the evolution of his life and his musical talent in such an intimate setting,”
The as-yet-untitled doc will cover the many facets of Johansen’s career — from his childhood in Staten Island to fronting the flamboyant ’70s-era New York Dolls to his evolution into Buster Poindexter, to his blues work with the Harry Smiths in the ’90s to the present day.