Chuck Berry's Life To Be Celebrated In Upcoming Documentary & Biopic

January 31, 2018

As far as music goes, Chuck Berry was one of the first pioneers of rock and in many eyes, is recognized as the real king of rock n' roll.

According to Deadline, Berry's life will now be recognized by both a documentary and biopic. Chuck! The Documentary is expected to be taken under the wing of longtime film producer/director Jon Brewer, who is also responsible for working with other well-known rockers like CreamMoody BluesYesJethro Tull and Bad Company.

Following the documentary's completion, the development and approval of the Chuck Berry biopic will begin. Berry's widow and head of his estate Thelmetta Berry, has signed with the UK production company Cardinal for the film's production.

This wouldn't be the first time Chuck Berry would be the subject of a major film production. In 1986 his musical influence was celebrated in the documentary Hail Hail Rock 'N' Roll

At the 2018 Grammy Awards, guitarist Gary Clark Jr and pianist Jon Batiste paid tribute to both Berry and Fats Domino a pair of covers of "Ain't That A Shame" and "Maybellene."