A “Brutally Honest” Ronnie Wood Documentary Will Come Out IN October
Ronnie Wood performs Stay With Me live - Blutarsky / Youtube
One of the Rolling Stones’ guitar forces, Ronnie Wood, will be having a documentary about him released soon, and will feature a “brutally honest” depiction of the musician.
Titled Somebody Up There Likes Me, the documentary is set to premiere at the London Film Festival on the 12th of October. The documentary is set to tell the story of his three-year struggle against freebase addiction, his battle with lung cancer, and his newfound interest in painting. New interviews of him and the band members will also be shown. Wood shares his feelings towards the creation of the documentary, saying it is “such an incredible feeling to look back on my life and discuss key moments along the way that I remember vividly as if they were yesterday.”
Director Mike Figgis tapped into Woods’ musical taste and painting interests to open the documentary. “I decided to jump in and we began talking, the first of a really interesting series of conversations. We covered so much ground in these talks and that led to interesting encounters with the likes of [artist] Damien Hirst and then a lovely music session in a studio. The remaining Stones chimed in with interesting stories and the result is the film. Ronnie Wood is a very interesting guy, so many personas,” Figgis shared.