Pete Davidson and Director Jason Orley are reuniting for a new biopic based on the life of legendary punk rock star Joey Ramone. “I Slept With Joey Ramone” is based on the memoir of the same name by Joey’s younger brother Mickey Leigh and is being made with the cooperation and support of the Estate of Joey Ramone.
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. 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.
– Adam Fogelson, Chairman STXfilms Motion Picture Group
Orley and Davidson previously teamed up on the feature film “Big Time Adolescence”, which Orley wrote and directed. Orley also directed Davidson’s standup special “Alive from New York” for Netflix.
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