Chuck Berry documentary in the works

music news 01/02/2018

Plans are in place to produce a documentary and biopic on the life of Chuck Berry.

Almost a year on from the death of the legend at age 90, the news has been reported about the two Chuck Berry projects which will start with the doco.

It has been tentatively called 'Chuck! The Documentary' and is being worked on by producer and director, John Brewer.

Brewer, whose previous credits include films about the music of Cream, the Moody Blues, Yes, Jethro Tull and Bad Company, has already started principal photography on his project.

"I am very privileged," he said in a statement, "to be able to produce and direct this fully authorized and official story of the legendary Chuck Berry."

The Berry biopic is being developed with the approval of his estate.

Deadline publication notes, Berry's widow Thelmetta signed the deal for the films, partnering with Cardinal, a U.K.-based independent imprint.

Brewer's expected to wrap Chuck! The Documentary by the middle of the year. 

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock