George Jones Biopic in the Works
Dennis L. Baxter will write the film, which will be produced by 28 Entertainment.
Country singer George Jones is getting the biopic treatment courtesy of 28 Entertainment, which has acquired story rights to Jones and his wife Nancy for a feature film project.
The film will be written by Dennis L. Baxter and produced by Baxter and 28 Entertainment’s Jay Hoffman and Brian A. Hoffman. Nancy Jones will executive produce and consult on the project.
Baxter worked closely with Nancy and George on the story before George died April 26 in Nashville at the age of 81.
“Over the years we have been approached to make George’s life into a feature film, but it was not until Dennis Baxter became involved that we were confident the story could be told accurately. George and I started working with Dennis six years ago in crafting the life-long story. Knowing George had input in this film and that it will be told the way he wanted it told, I feel we are in good hands to collaborate with 28 Entertainment as we move forward with production,” Nancy Jones said.
“George’s career is one of the most celebrated of country music legends, and we feel it is important to tell his story for fans and music lovers around the world. We are huge fans of George and his music and look forward to working closely with Nancy as we bring his life to the big screen,” Hoffman said.
The deal was negotiated by Chris Corabi on behalf of 28 Entertainment and by Jess Rosen of Greenberg Traurig on behalf of George and Nancy Jones.