The film will reportedly be based on the memoir of Ramone’s brother Mickey Leigh and “has the cooperation and support of the Estate of Joey Ramone.” Helming I Slept With Joey Ramone is the actor’s freqeunt collaborator Jason Orley, who also directed Big Time Adolescence and Davidson’s Netflix comedy special Alive from New York. The duo co-wrote the script together while Davidson, Leigh, Rory Rosegarten and David Spiegelman will serve as executive producers.
“When you share a bed with someone – and not just a bed, but a childhood, a family, and a lifetime – you know that person better than anybody else,” Adam Fogelson, Chairman STXfilms Motion Picture, said in a statement. “Mickey Leigh not only collaborated with his big brother’s band – he has irreplaceable memories of and insights into Joey Ramone, having supported him when no one else would and witnessed him overcome adversity in the most dramatic way. I Slept with Joey Ramone is a great rock anthem that will make an equally great rock biopic, set apart by a universal story of family. Pete is perfect for this role and we’re excited he and Jason will be bringing this icon of rock to life and thrilled to be collaborating once again with our friends at Netflix.”
Stay tuned for a trailer and release date.
In other Netflix news, the streaming service unveiled the trailer of its Chadwick Boseman documentary tribute.