George Jones Feature Film Planned
24 June 2013 news
A feature film about George Jones’ life and career is being planned after his wife Nancy assigned the story rights to 28 Entertainment, a California-based film production company. Written by Dennis L. Baxter and produced by Baxter and 28 Entertainment’s Jay Hoffman and Brian A. Hoffman, the film depicts the late singer’s status as a country music legend while battling his personal demons. Jones had been actively involved in the project prior to his death on April 26 at age 81. “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,” Nancy Jones said in announcing the orihect. “George and I started working with Dennis six years ago in crafting the life-long 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.” No additional details regarding the cast or production schedule have been revealed.