Pete Davidson says playing Joey Ramone in the upcoming biopic about the punk rock pioneer is a “dream come true.”
“I’m still in shock that they’re letting me do this,” the “Saturday Night Live” comedian admitted to Billboard.
“I’m about to start music lessons and voice lessons and all this other s*** and it’s honestly a dream come true that they’re giving Pete a shot,” he added. “Hopefully I do it justice and I hope I don’t let anybody down.”
Davidson will play Ramone in the upcoming Netflix biopic I Slept With Joey Ramone. The biopic will be directed by Jason Orley. Davidson and Orley co-wrote the screenplay, which is based on the Mickey Leigh‘s memoir of the same name. Davidson, Leigh, Rory Rosegarten, and David Spiegelman will serve as executive producers.
Davidson has previously worked with Orley on Hulu‘s Big Time Adolescence as well as his Netflix comedy special Pete Davidson: Alive from New York.
“I’m definitely taking it very serious and I’m doing my research,” he explains, describing his current regimen of singing, drum and guitar lessons. “Because Joey did a bit of everything and we’re following his life, so you’re going to see a bit of that.”
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