Scorsese's George Harrison documentary expected for 2011 release

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Director Martin Scorsese has announced details about his forthcoming documentary of late Beatles guitarist George Harrison, according to May 15 reports from the Cannes Film Festival. Expected for release in 2011, Living in the Material World: George Harrison will include never-before seen footage and recordings that had been archived by Harrison, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

News of Scorsese's documentary, which is named after Harrison's 1973 album, was first announced in 2007. The director has reportedly organized interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Eric Idle, Tom Petty, Yoko Ono, and Phil Spector alongside work on his other film projects.

The documentary is expected to span the guitarist's time with The Beatles through his death at age 58 in 2001.

Scorsese's previous music documentaries include The Last Waltz (about The Band), No Direction Home (Bob Dylan), and Shine a Light (The Rolling Stones).