‘John Prine: Hello in There’ Documentary Earns Theatrical Release
John Prine is headed to the silver screen. An upcoming documentary, John Prine: Hello in There, has been picked up for a theatrical release.
According to Rolling Stone, Hello in There was recently acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. The documentary, which was directed by Zachary Fuhrer and produced by Patrick Doyle, follows singer-songwriter Prine as he prepared to release The Tree of Forgiveness, his first new album in 13 years, and highlights the career resurgence the project brought about.
In addition to Prine himself, Hello in There features interviews with his family and friends, including artists such as Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Margo Price. The movie is in post-production.
“Spending time with John Prine over the last year, we’ve learned that he is just as insightful — and hilarious — in everyday life as he is in his songs," says Doyle. "From playing at pubs in western Ireland to the Ryman Auditorium, there is nobody better at spellbinding a room.
"For the last 50 years, he’s been a voice for the overworked, underpaid and forgotten, and our current political times have made his songs even more relevant," Doyle adds. "He is a Johnny Cash-level talent we are lucky to still have performing, and he was kind enough to let us in on his life: making breakfast at home in Nashville, preparing for the biggest show of his life at Radio City and more.”
A theatrical release date for John Prine: Hello in There has yet to be set. More details will be announced as post-production progresses.