A movie depicting the musical beginnings and triumphs of Billy Joel, “The Piano Guy,” is reported to be within the works. The coming near near biopic will monitor Joel’s early years of first being came upon all of the approach to his breakout performances and past.
Whilst lovers of the long-lasting singer/songwriter would possibly first of all welcome this information, there may be in truth, a catch. A consultant for Joel has said that the 72-year-old artist may not be concerned with this movie in any capability “and that no rights in song, title/likeness or existence tale shall be granted.”
The biopic, alternatively, is recently nonetheless heading in the right direction to be produced by means of Jaigantic Studios with Adam Ripp writing and directing the undertaking. The discharge date has but to be introduced.
“Billy Joel has been part of my existence since my father signed him to his report label when I used to be 4 years previous; his song is ingrained in my DNA and it’s been a dream of mine as a filmmaker to discover and have a good time the untold tale of the way Billy Joel turned into the Piano Guy,” Ripp mentioned in a observation.
The studio is pushing the undertaking after their acquisition of the existence rights to Irwin Mazur, who controlled Joel as a youngster from 1970 to 1972. Joel launched his signature music, “Piano Guy” only a 12 months later in 1973.
“What a dream come true! Those are the real-life occasions I witnessed first-hand that formed Billy from a keyboard participant within the native Lengthy Island band, The Hassles, into the long-lasting musician, singer-songwriter, and entertainer who thrills audiences around the globe, lately,” Mazur mentioned in a observation.
The song and soundtrack for this movie are “but to be decided,” as said by means of the biopic manufacturers. Keep tuned to look who’s making a song to us because the Piano Guy.
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