Martin Scorsese, Irwin Winkler and ‘Sing Street’ director John Carney have united to work on the musical inspired by the life and music of George Gershwin ‘Fascinating Rhythm’.
The original musical drama is described as “a young woman’s magical journey through past and present New York City, inspired by the life and music of American composer George Gershwin.”
Scorsese and Winkler will produce, with Carney set to direct from a script co-written with Chris Cluess. The film is said to have the full backing of the Gershwin estate and will feature the composer’s music.
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Scorsese is known to have always wanted to make a movie about Gershwin. He started making prep on a Gershwin movie as far back as ‘Raging Bull’, one of the many movies on which he has teamed with Winkler, the filmmaker was set to team with his ‘Taxi Driver’ writer Paul Schrader on a Gershwin biopic until the pair fell out over another project.
Carney is best known for his musical numbers, the filmmaker has been at the helm of peachy little numbers such as ‘Sing Street’, ‘Once’ and ‘Begin Again’.