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Sony Classic Obtains Rights To John Prine Documentary

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Sony Classics has acquired worldwide rights to “John Prine: Hello In There,” which is currently in post-production.

The film tells the story of the folk music legend from his early days, when he wrote his first album as a mailman in the Chicago suburbs, to achieving critical acclaim, according to Deadline Hollywood. The movie began filming as Prine prepared to release 2018’s Tree Of Forgiveness, the songwriter’s first album of new songs in 13 years and it follows his career resurgence that took him to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Filmmakers conducted interviews with Prine’s friends and peers with the support of the Prine family, according to Deadline. Interviews include Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell.

The deal for the film, co-written by Zachary Fuhrer and Patrick Doyle, produced by Doyle and directed by Fuhrer, was negotiated directly between the filmmakers and SPC.

Prine’s tour launches Feb. 27 and includes his first show with an orchestra when he visits Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

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