Pete Davidson Playing Joey Ramone

When it comes to Pete Davidson, audiences seem to either love or hate him with little room in between. As a longtime fan of Saturday Night Live, it’s been fascinating to watch him grow comedically. As a stand-up act, he has undeniable chops, but as a performer, Davidson still has some work to do outside of playing anyone other than a slightly different version of himself. Now Netflix will give him a chance to do just that by having him play The Ramones frontman Joey Ramone in a new movie. Read More »

Fox Searchlight May Buy Into Ramones Biopic

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A Ramones biopic — that being a film that sounds inherently cartoonish in the first place — would be nothing without the band’s music and the leeway to find great talent. An independent production based on the book I Slept with Joey Ramone, written by Joey’s brother Mickey Leigh and punk chronicler Legs McNeil (to be published this December), has slowly been gaining ground. But now Fox Searchlight is negotiating a buy-in, which could change a lot of things. Read More »