Scorsese documentrary about Beatle George Harrison

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The Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese plans a documentary on the life of George Harrison, left, who died of cancer in 2001 at the age of 58. In Mr. Scorsese’s latest excursion into music-based films — which include “The Last Waltz,” about the Band; “No Direction Home,” about Bob Dylan; and the forthcoming “Shine a Light,” about the Rolling Stones — Mr. Scorsese will examine Mr. Harrison’s career as a Beatle, his years as a successful soloist, his ventures as a movie producer and his Eastern spiritual pursuits, Variety reported. Mr. Harrison’s widow, Olivia Harrison, will be a producer, and the surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, are expected to participate. Though interviews and production are to begin this year, completion of the project is not anticipated for several years.

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