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How do you know if you’ve led a legendary life? Hard to say for sure, but if someone makes a movie about your life that’s a pretty good indication.
Such is the case with the late, great George Jones, whose life and career will be the subject of an upcoming feature film project. George’s widow, Nancy Jones, is serving as executive producer for the project, which was written by Dennis L. Baxter and is being produced by Jay Hoffman and Brian A. Hoffman of 28 Entertainment. According to a release, the team was already hard at work on the the film before George’s death on April 26, 2013.
“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,” said Nancy in a statement. “George and I started working with Dennis six years ago in crafting the lifelong 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.”
The story of the as-yet-untitled film will follow George’s remarkable musical career, as well as his struggles with alcohol and drugs, which he eventually overcame.