The long-awaited Joey Ramone biopic has been announced to premiere on Netflix starring Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson. The film, titled, I Slept With Joey Ramone, was announced yesterday (April 15), on the 20th anniversary of Ramone's death at age 49 from lymphoma. The project, which is in pre-production, will chronicle Ramone's life and times along with the often chaotic and comical career of the Ramones.
The script for the film is based on the memoir of Ramone's brother Mickey Leigh (pronounced Lee), with the new treatment written in collaboration with Davidson. Both Leigh and Davidson will serve as executive producers, with the film developed via Netflix and STXfilm.
STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said in a statement: