Paul McCartney‘s initial post-Beatles solo career will be the basis of a new major documentary, tentatively titled Man On The Run. The film, which is being spearheaded by McCartney’s own MPL Communications, will be directed by Morgan Neville — best known for his work on such critically acclaimed docs as the Rolling Stones‘ Crossfire Hurricane; 20 Feet From Stardom; Keith Richards: Under The Influence; Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain; and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, among others. No release date nor outlet has been announced.
According to the announcement, Man On The Run, which spotlights McCartney’s decade leading his solo band Wings, “Draws on unprecedented access to a never-before-seen archive of Paul and Linda‘s home videos and photos, as well as new interviews and is fully financed by MPL & Polygram Entertainment and presented and produced by MPL, Polygram Entertainment and Tremolo Productions.”
Morgan Neville said in a statement: “As a lifelong obsessive of all things McCartney, I’ve always felt that the 1970’s were the great under-examined part of his story. I’m thrilled to have the chance to explore and reappraise this crucial moment in a great artist’s life and work.”
Back in 2001 Paul McCartney released his Wingspan documentary chronicling the group’s career. As he replayed the band’s time together, he said that Wings was first and foremost a lesson in overcoming the impossible: “The great thing about this story is it’s got a lot of human drama because it was a struggle trying to put it together after the Beatles. I mean, the Beatles career itself was a struggle, but then having reached those heights, to try and do it over and at the same time bring up a, a young family was quite an interesting human interest story. And that comes over.”
IN OTHER McCARTNEY NEWS
Surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were caught on camera dancing last Thursday (February 2nd) at L.A.’s Henson Studios.
The “Fabs” were celebrating at Stella McCartney‘s new collaboration with Adidas and seen bopping along to Candi Staton‘s 1976 Top 20 disco hit “Young Hearts Run Free.”