Fascinating Rhythm: Martin Scorsese Joins Irwin Winkler & John Carney

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(Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)

Legendary film directors  Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler are teaming up with Modern Love showrunner John Carney on the upcoming musical feature Fascinating Rhythm, according to a report from Deadline. 

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The feature is inspired by the life and music of American composer George Gershwin, with Scorcese and Winkler attached as producers and Carney set to direct and co-write the film. The name of the film is a reference to Gershwin’s iconic song of the name, and is said to center around “a young woman’s magical journey through past and present New York City.” 

According to the initial report, the Gershwin estate is on board with the film, and it will feature the composer’s music throughout it. This marks another entry into the musical genre for director John Carney, as he’s previously been at the helm of the Irish romantic musical Once, as well as the Oscar-nominated Begin Again and the equally acclaimed Sing Street.

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This isn’t the first collaboration for Scorcese and Winkler, as the two have combined to create some of the most iconic films in cinema history, including the likes of Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Silence, and most recently, The Irishman. Winkler himself is also an iconic film producer, attaching himself to films like the Rocky and Creed franchises, as well as They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and The Right Stuff.