As anyone who’s seen last year’s The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights knows, putting a beloved artist’s legacy in the hands of director Emmett Malloy is a wise choice. (Don’t think I’ve mentioned it here, but that White Stripes doc was stunningly well worth the hype.) Now Malloy has been given permission by Nick Drake’s family to go forward with his next epic undertaking: a documentary, book, and album about the late, great singer/songwriter.
Billboard reports that though Malloy has already tapped Andrew Bird, Matt Costa, and Brushfire Records partner Jack Johnson to pay tribute to Drake, the addition of many more musicians is in the works. “I know that with that name, we’ll get some great ones,” Malloy said. “I’m just fighting my way through to get the artists I feel will do it justice.” I, for one, can’t wait for this, but here’s hoping someone gets a Jackson C. Frank doc or biopic going, as well.