Pete Davidson to play Joey Ramone

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Netflix and STXfilms have partnered to develop and produce ”I Slept with Joey Ramone”, a biopic chronicling the life of the king of punk, with “SNL” alum Pete Davidson locked to play the title role.

Jason Orley, who collaborated with film Davidson on “Pete Davidson : Alive from New York”, “Big Time Adolescence” and the upcoming film “I Want You Back”, will direct. Orley and Davidson wrote the script, based on the Mickey Leigh memoir of the same name.

Adam Fogelson, Chairman STXfilms Motion Picture Group, says: “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.”

The film will be made with the cooperation and support of the Estate of Joey Ramone and with the assistance of Rosegarten Films.

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