Apple is significantly expanding the library of music documentaries for its streaming service, after announcing Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry documentary and Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You, the Cupertino-based company has now announced that they have acquired the rights to The Velvet Underground. The upcoming documentary on the legendary rock band will be directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Haynes.
The Velvet Underground has created a unique sound that has changed the world of music, consecrating the band as one of the most revered in rock. The documentary charts the journey of the band chronicling the journey of the group who become cultural phenomenons in the 60s.
The film will include never-before-seen performances, studio recordings, experimental art, and various films by their one-time manager and longtime supporter Andy Warhol.
The Velvet Underground documentary is being produced by Polygram Entertainment, Motto Pictures, and Killer Films, in association with Federal Films. Producers on the documentary include Christine Vachon, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn, and David Blackman.
Stay tuned for the official trailer, release date and more info!